Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure at Christopher R. Morris DMD
Most people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point during their lives, with many viewing it as a rite of passage of sorts in their late teens or early twenties. But wisdom teeth removal doesn’t have to be a stressful or painful process.
Dr. Morris is a general dentist that provides dental surgery services.
At Christopher R. Morris, DMD, in Highlands Ranch, CO, we provide an exceptional wisdom teeth removal experience that minimizes pain and recovery time. During the procedure, you will be completely comfortable and pain-free, with no memory of the actual surgery. In the days following the wisdom teeth removal, we will provide you with the medication you need to heal comfortably. Within three weeks, your gums will completely heal, and you’ll be back to normal.
How to Know If You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are located furthest back in the mouth and are the last teeth to grow into the mouth. While some people have room for their wisdom teeth to grow in without affecting other teeth, many people need to have their wisdom teeth removed to maintain good oral health and comfort. Our team uses regular checkups and X-rays to monitor the growth of your wisdom teeth, determining whether and when they need to be removed. Many people have their wisdom teeth taken out in their late teens or early twenties, while others sometimes don’t have them removed until they are further into adulthood.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost
The second biggest worry we hear about wisdom teeth removal is cost. In addition to our phenomenal patient care, our prices are among the most competitive in the Denver area. The all-inclusive cost for wisdom teeth removal at our office is $1,695. This price is 40%–50% less than other offices. Your personal out-of-pocket expense will never be more than $1,695, whether you have dental insurance or not.
While we are located in Littleton, we have patients come from all over Colorado! Please mention our Internet Special when calling to schedule a consultation.
Wisdom Tooth Surgery
The surgery procedure for removing wisdom teeth is painless and straightforward, using IV sedation and local anesthetics to make the experience completely comfortable and memory-free. During the surgery, we make an incision in the numbed gums to gently push them aside and expose the wisdom tooth. We then extract the tooth, either in one whole piece or in two pieces for easier removal or to limit risk to the underlying nerve. After the wisdom tooth is extracted, we close the gums with stitches to aid in quick healing.
During the procedure, you’ll be relaxed, comfortable, and unaware of the passage of time. In addition to IV sedation, we use local anesthetics to numb the mouth to minimize pain.
Wisdom Tooth Recovery
Following removal of your wisdom teeth, there will be a healing period of a few weeks. Most people experience some soreness during the initial few days following surgery, but ice packs and prescription pain medication can help limit any pain during the healing period. After the sore period, the gums will close and fully heal in three weeks.
During this time, we advise favoring soft foods and provide you with guidance for how to keep the area clean and healing quickly. Our skilled team ensures you have the tools and knowledge you need to have a comfortable, quick healing process, getting back to regular life as soon as possible. Call us at 303-795-1443 today to schedule wisdom tooth consultation!