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One of the most common types of tooth extraction that is done at Nevada Dentistry and Braces in Las Vegas, NV is wisdom teeth extractions. The procedure may remove one wisdom tooth, or it may require all four to be removed.

When Is It Necessary?

For some, wisdom teeth never show themselves and they may not ever cause an issue. For others, an extraction is needed to prevent infection and damage from occurring to the other teeth in your mouth or a wisdom tooth becomes impacted cannot make its way through your gums. Some symptoms that may indicate an extraction is needed may include:

  • Jaw Pain Near Back Molars
  • Tender, Sensitive, Or Bleeding Gums
  • Difficulty Chewing
  • Jaw Swelling
  • Bad Breath
  • Pain Free Procedures

    You will be given anesthesia during the extraction process to help minimize your discomfort. You can receive either local anesthesia, which is injected into the area near where the extraction will take place. You will be awake during the extraction; you will feel the tooth being pulled but no pain will be felt. Sedation anesthesia can be administered through an IV, and general anesthesia can be given is special circumstances. Most wisdom teeth extractions are not complicated procedures, so you will be able to go home the same day.

    Extracting An Impacted Wisdom Tooth

    There are two type of teeth extractions that you should be aware of in case you need to have a tooth extracted in the Las Vegas area. The first is a simple, non-surgical extraction that can be completed by a general dentist, while the second is a more complicated surgical option. Let’s take a look at each type of extraction.

    • Non-surgical extractions are often done on teeth that are in the front of your mouth that can easily be seen. You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area. Feeling pressure when the tooth is pulled is normal, but no pain should be felt.
    • Surgical extractions are required when the tooth is broken or becomes broken during the extraction process. Instead of a general dentist, an oral surgeon is often used if the tooth is broken before the procedure begins. Both local anesthetic and sedation anesthetic can be used for a surgical extraction. General anesthesia is used for younger children as well as those with medical issues during a surgical extraction so that their vitals can be monitored.

    Las Vegas Wisdom Teeth Removal

    Don't hesitate to contact us at Nevada Dentistry & Braces in Las Vegas for wisdom teeth removal. If you are experiencing pain near your molars or gum, consider scheduling a dental checkup with one of our dentists. Your wisdom tooth may be ready for removal.