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If you need one or more tooth extracted, look no further than Dr. Harry Weingarten!
Some patients need to fix or replace their teeth. Others need to have one or more tooth removed. Whether you need to extract your wisdom tooth, or help your kid replace their baby teeth, Dr. Weingarten can help! All extractions are done here at our Aurora dental office.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often there is not enough room in the jaw for wisdom teeth; when this happens, these third molars become known as 'impacted wisdom teeth'.
How Do I Know If I Have Wisdom Teeth?
Ask Dr. Weingarten or your dental hygienist. We may take an x-ray to evaluate the presence and alignment of your wisdom teeth. It is easier and less painful to deal with wisdom teeth when they first erupt. The longer you wait, the more developed the roots become, making a later extraction require a longer time to heal.
Before removing a wisdom tooth, Dr. Weingarten will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed to make it more comfortable for you. A general anesthetic may be used, especially if several or all of your wisdom teeth will be removed at the same time.
A general anesthetic prevents pain in the whole body and will cause you to sleep through the procedure. We will probably recommend that you don't eat or drink after midnight on the night before surgery so that you are prepared for the anesthetic.
After the tooth is removed, you may need stitches. Some stitches dissolve over time and some have to be removed after a few days. We will tell you whether your stitches need to be removed. A folded cotton gauze pad placed over the wound will help stop the bleeding and allow the healing process to begin.
If you require tooth extraction services, please contact Aurora dentist Dr. Harry Weingarten and his qualified team today to schedule a consultation.