Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Phoenix, AZ

An Easy Rite of Passage

Doctor Rodda performing wisdom tooth extractions in Phoenix Dental forceps pointing to wisdom tooth on dental x ray highlighted in red

The wisdom teeth usually come in around the ages of 16 to 25, and for most people, they only cause problems. That’s because they tend to get stuck, push on the surrounding teeth, and create pain. Wisdom tooth extractions in Phoenix are typically the best way to deal with these troublesome teeth, and Dr. Rodda has literally trained for hundreds of hours to ensure he’s able to perform this procedure both effectively and comfortably here at Complete Dental Care Paradise Valley.

Why Choose Complete Dental Care Paradise Valley for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Dentist with Elite Qualifications
  • Procedure Completed 100% In-House
  • Happy to Accept Dental Insurance

What are Wisdom Teeth?

X-ray with wisdom teeth growing in sideways

Simply put, your wisdom teeth are your third set of molars. They usually make an appearance between the ages of 16 and 25 (hence their nickname), but they begin to develop sooner. That’s why our dedicated dental team in Phoenix will monitor them closely over the years with annual X-rays; we want to detect any potential problems as early as possible.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

Woman sitting on couch with toothache

Unfortunately, wisdom teeth often cause nothing but problems. To start, they can result in an immense amount of pain, especially if they are trapped beneath your gumline or crammed against your other teeth. There is usually an increased risk of oral health problems like infections, cysts, and overcrowding as well. Simply put, if your third set of molars has the potential to negatively impact the look, health, or function of your smile, we will recommend having them removed.

What to Expect from the Wisdom Teeth Procedure

Dental forceps holding an extracted wisdom tooth

A wisdom tooth extraction is a minor oral surgery, so the first order of business is to numb the patient thoroughly and then offer sedation dentistry if necessary to help them feel calm. Once this is done, small incisions are made in the gums so the wisdom teeth can be removed while preserving as much oral tissue as possible. The treatment sites are then sutured, and the patient should spend about a week or so recovering while following Dr. Rodda’s instructions.

Recovering from Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Woman smiling while sitting on couch and drinking tea

It’s very important that you dedicate the days following your procedure to recovery. That means no physical activities (like weightlifting and running) as well as not using any tobacco products. You should also follow the aftercare instructions our Phoenix emergency dentist gives you so you heal as comfortably as possible. A few examples include:

  • Taking prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication as directed
  • Drinking lots of water to stay hydrated
  • Sticking to soft foods, like applesauce and yogurt
  • Not using a straw or spitting
  • Keeping your mouth clean

If you would like to learn more about wisdom teeth extractions, or you’re simply ready to schedule an appointment, get in touch with us!