Wisdom Teeth Removal

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Say goodbye to painful extractions with the expertise of Dr. Desai and the Haven Dental Studio team in Zionsville. Through advanced methods and a relaxing dental experience, we can remove your wisdom teeth without excessively painful extractions. 

Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. Most people are about 17 when this final set of teeth arrives. In many cases, the mouth is already full of teeth, and there is no place for the wisdom teeth to be comfortable. 

The lack of space can lead to an impacted wisdom tooth and affect the alignment of the rest of your teeth. It can cause damage to the jaw and cause infection. Left untreated, you can end up with oral health issues that last a long time. 

Dental professionals often recommend extracting wisdom teeth early in the process to prevent severe issues. 

Symptoms of Problems with Wisdom Teeth

Sometimes it is difficult to know if your wisdom teeth have become impacted or you're just sore from the erupting teeth. If you have some of these symptoms, you should visit your dentist: 

  • Gums that bleed, hurt, or are red and tender
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Headaches
  • Jaw swelling
  • Pain in the jaw joint
  • Sour taste
  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck sometimes
  • Trouble opening and closing your mouth

Questions You May Have About Removing Wisdom Teeth

Is it common to have wisdom teeth removed?

Dentists extract millions of wisdom teeth annually - over 10 million

Are wisdom teeth removed for prevention?

Usually, wisdom teeth surgery is elective, but about 40% of the procedures are necessary. Those who choose to have them removed without immediate requirement intend the wisdom teeth extraction to prevent future problems. 

Should I wait to have my wisdom teeth removed?

Our opinion is that most people should remove wisdom teeth when they reach their late teens or early twenties. The teeth are still developing, so the roots are smaller and less set. 

The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove the teeth. The tooth extraction procedure gains complexity, and recovery is likely to take longer, as well. 

Wisdom teeth can be extracted from people of any age, but the younger a patient is, the easier the removal will be, and the faster recovery is likely to be. 

What is the cost of wisdom teeth removal?

The cost of removing wisdom teeth varies depending on factors such as:

  • How many wisdom teeth are you removing?
  • Will anesthesia be used? 
  • What kind of anesthesia? 
  • Do you have other issues that may make the procedure more complicated?
  • Do you have dental insurance?

Discuss the cost with the dentist during a consultation appointment for an estimate of the final cost and insurance coverage. 

Expectations About the Procedure

We help you to relax with sedation. You won't be completely unconscious, but you will be comfortable and have no memory of the procedure while the teeth are removed. Wisdom tooth extraction usually takes around an hour for four wisdom teeth.  

You will wake up feeling a little groggy, but our team will ensure you are well enough to go home before leaving with your driver. 

We will give you tooth socket care instructions. The more complicated the procedure, the longer the recovery, but most people get back to usual activities within a couple of days. 

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