About Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical extraction procedure that most adults in their lifetime will have to undergo. Located in the back of the mouth behind the molars, these third molars typically lack the space needed for them to safely erupt beyond the gumline. Many people have wisdom teeth that develop horizontally, which results in impaction and can lead these teeth to cause damage to others nearby. Once the wisdom teeth emerge, it's important to have them removed as soon as possible because leaving them can cause a range of oral problems to come about, including gum disease, damage to the other teeth, cysts in the jaw, and other concerns. Our Colorado oral surgery facilities employ a team of skilled oral surgeons who routinely remove wisdom teeth that are infected, decayed, impacted, partially impacted, or otherwise incapable of functioning properly. To have your wisdom teeth removed by qualified doctors who prioritize your comfort and care above all else, contact our Colorado Springs or Pueblo, CO offices.
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Wisdom Teeth Extractions Reviews
"It was pleasant, for a tooth extraction. The staff was friendly and helpful. I felt comfortable."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Sep 16, 2021
"Dr Ringer was awesome! Talked to me while the procedure was going and reached out a few hours later to make sure I was still doing ok. Will be back to see him for my other extractions "- C.V. / Healthgrades / Sep 28, 2021
"He removed 2 of my wisdom tooth and everything went smooth. Thank you for doing such a great job Doc."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 07, 2021
"I just got one wisdom tooth removed, I didn't feel a thing and it was super quick! Dr. Ringer is great at what he does and is very helpful."- D. / Healthgrades / Nov 16, 2021
"We were referred to Dr. Ringer for teeth extractions for a child. Dr. Ringer and his team were amazing! They made us feel comfortable throughout the process and were informative. They really care about their patients and I would highly recommend his services! "- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jan 08, 2022
When Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
You may be advised to have your wisdom teeth removed if they are impacted (trapped in the gum or bone), if they are unable to fully erupt, or if they are otherwise causing you pain and negatively affecting your oral health. For most patients, their third molars tend to emerge in between the ages of 15 – 25. Anybody experiencing oral difficulties relating to the eruption of their wisdom teeth could be an ideal candidate for a surgical tooth extraction. In order to learn about the growth and position of your wisdom teeth, we will administer low-radiation digital x-rays to gain a comprehensive viewing of your oral structures. Once we have observed these scans, we can develop a treatment plan suited to your unique situation.
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Our devoted team is committed to providing each and every one of our patients with a comfortable experience. To ensure that you are relaxed throughout your wisdom teeth removal procedure, a member of our team will administer any agreed-upon sedation and numb the treatment site. Once you are fully numb and relaxed, we will begin the operation by making an incision in the gums to gain access to the targeted tooth. Our skilled oral surgeons typically section the tooth to remove it using the least invasive methods. Once all of the wisdom teeth have been removed from your mouth, we will then suture your incisions closed and cleanse the area. Once you have come around, we will provide you with detailed post-op instructions so that your incisions heal properly.
After Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you receive IV sedation prior to your wisdom teeth removal procedure, you will likely need a reliable adult to drive you to and from our office. It's advised that patients refrain from smoking, spitting, and using straws during the healing phase that follows any kind of tooth extraction. We also encourage patients to adopt a soft food diet for several days and avoid foods that are particularly hot or cold in temperature. Not following the post-treatment instructions we will provide you with could cause the blood clot in the treatment area to dislodge, creating more serious complications. We may recommend certain over-the-counter pain medications to help you manage your discomfort in the healing stage of your recovery, or we may write you a prescription, depending on your individual needs. You will need to attend a follow-up appointment a few weeks after your extraction so we can monitor your oral health and progress.
Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions Covered by Insurance?
Wisdom teeth removal is a procedure that most adults must face at some point or another. The costs for your surgical extraction may be covered in part by your insurance. To determine your coverage, we will get in touch with your provider and learn about your benefits. We will also file a claim on your behalf. Once your treatment plan has been developed and your costs have been calculated, we will go over payment methods we accept, including medical financing through CareCredit®.
Preserve Your Oral Health
Having your wisdom teeth extracted can seem daunting. However, when you place your oral care in the hands of experienced and compassionate oral surgeons, such as those on our team, it can make the process much more comfortable. If your wisdom teeth are causing you discomfort, or if you suspect that your third molars may be growing in, contact one of our Colorado Springs or Pueblo, CO offices to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable oral surgeon. Our team will work with you closely to ensure that your oral health is preserved and that your tooth extraction experience is stress-free and easy.