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Wisdom Tooth Extractions - Edmond, OK

Wisdom Tooth Care for the Entire Family

Around the ages of 17-25, the wisdom teeth usually try to appear. The keyword is try, as most people don’t have enough room in their mouth for these third molars, so they become stuck and cause pain. Removing them would usually require someone to visit a specialist, but Dr. M. Kent Smith can provide everything Edmond families need right here to save them time and an extra trip. If you or your child are starting to experience wisdom teeth problems, contact us today so we can take care of them right away with safe, gentle wisdom tooth extractions in Edmond, OK.

Why Choose M. Kent Smith DDS for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Soothing Sedation Options
  • Experienced Dentist Who Takes Patient Concerns Seriously
  • Friendly Team & State-of-the-Art Dental Office

When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

Patient in need of wisdom tooth extraction holding jaw

If any of the following symptoms sound familiar, the wisdom teeth are likely the culprit, and you should definitely contact us to schedule an exam:

  • A persistent pain toward the back of the jaw
  • Pressure felt on the back teeth
  • The bite doesn’t come together like it normally does
  • There is a flap in the gums that is trapping food
  • Oral pain occurs with a fever, which could indicate an infection

Usually, the only way to stop these ongoing problems and prevent future ones is to extract the teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Dentist performing wisdom tooth extraction

A patient will be sedated and numbed during the actual extraction process, and afterward, they should plan to take the rest of the day off and relax. This allows a blood clot to form around the extraction site(s), which is essential to proper healing. To help with this process, a patient should refrain from spitting, drinking with a straw, or smoking for at least 48 hours. It’s recommended to stick to a soft food diet as well for a few days. Typically, a patient should be back to normal within a week.