Worry-Free Wisdom Teeth Removal
Removing wisdom teeth is often not much different from any other tooth extraction. But sometimes a wisdom teeth removal can be a bit more challenging, due to awkward positioning of the teeth or other factors. You won’t want an inexperienced dentist performing this procedure! Good news! Top-notch Jackson, MI dentist, Dr. Scott Watterson of Watterson Family Dentistry, can do this procedure with ease.Overview on Wisdom Tooth Removal Read Transcript
I really think that it's important for people to understand that their wisdom is not necessarily connected to their wisdom teeth. Teenagers especially, their late teenage years is most common when people think they need to have their wisdom teeth out. I think that it's important that when wisdom teeth need to be removed that they're done appropriately. If I can take care of that here, I'm more than happy to do that and keep you comfortable in our own office so you don't have to go across town or go to another office and go through the whole process again. At the same time, I want the best care for you and if it's something beyond what I feel is within my realm of treatment capability, I want you to know that we work with a great team of oral surgeons, both locally and in other cities. We know people that are available that do great work with oral surgery.
Dr. Scott Watterson has been practicing dentistry for nearly 20 years and regularly participates in continuing education to keep his skills current. He’ll make your wisdom teeth extraction as quick and gentle as possible in our Jackson, MI dentist office.
Making Your Wisdom Teeth Removal as Easy as Possible
In addition to our experienced dental team, we’ll make sure your wisdom teeth removal goes smoothly with:
- Advanced dental technology, such as our Galileos 3D imaging unit, to ensure your extraction is precise and comfortable. The unit allows us to look at your mouth and jaw from every angle. It’s like a CAT scan for your teeth!
- Amenities such as pillows and blankets to help you remain comfortable throughout your treatment.
- A gentle method of administering local anesthesia (dubbed the “Watterson Shake”)
- The option of dental sedation to completely relax you during your procedure.
Deciding When Wisdom Teeth May Need to Go
Wisdom teeth are located in the back of your mouth and can come in horizontally or at awkward angles. They may not even fully emerge from your gums.
Those kinds of situations can cause oral health problems:
- Crowding or even damaging your other teeth
- Making it tough to clean your teeth, leaving you more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease
- Making it easier for bacteria to cause infection
To prevent these kinds of problems, we may recommend wisdom teeth removal. Doing so can help you avoid an even more complicated extraction in the future.