Wisdom Tooth Extractions Putnam

Helping Patients Through This Rite of Passage

Dental x ray with an impacted wisdom tooth highlighted red

Between the ages of 17 and 25, many older teens and young adults require what is known as wisdom tooth extractions. As third molars that do not erupt until later in life, they often cause much discomfort and problems, resulting in mouth pain and even damage to nearby teeth. At Unique Dental of Putnam, Dr. Moaz and Dr. Zakhem can provide safe and comfortable wisdom tooth extractions in Putnam to remove these unnecessary teeth and ensure better oral health in the future. Let us know if your teen needs help saying goodbye to their wisdom teeth.


Why Choose Unique Dental of Putnam for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

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The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process

Illustrated wisdom tooth pressing against adjacent tooth

These teeth that were once essential to the livelihood of early civilizations no longer serve a purpose. Capable of gnawing and tearing through dense and coarse meats, the diets of humans have changed drastically over time, resulting in narrowed jawlines and lack of oral space.

As a result, these third molars or wisdom teeth often do more harm than good. So, when it is time to remove these teeth, our team must determine the best course of action.

If the molars are slightly visible above the gumline (partially erupted), we can use dental forceps to gently rock them back and forth until they release. However, if they are underneath the gumline and are impacted, we must perform a surgical procedure that involves opening the gum tissue, sectioning the tooth, and removing it in pieces so that we do not further disturb the bone.