Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the very back of your mouth. They don’t always need to be removed, but they can cause problems if they are not growing in properly. We provide advanced state-of-the-art oral surgery and wisdom teeth removal. If you’re struggling with your wisdom teeth, please call us for a free consultation.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Charlotte, NC

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that can grow anywhere between the ages of 15 to 25. While they are an essential part of our dental structure, they can cause issues with oral health for many patients. We can either visually examine your wisdom teeth (if they have already erupted) or use X-ray imaging to assess if your wisdom teeth need to be removed.

It is important to note that having your wisdom teeth extracted may not always be necessary. Depending on the shape of your mouth, the size of your teeth, and the position of your third molars, our wisdom teeth surgeons will determine the removal procedure on a case-by-case basis.

Removing wisdom teeth proactively is recommended to prevent problems like overcrowding, pain, tooth wear, infection, decay, gum disease, cysts, and damage to adjacent teeth. Wisdom teeth harm adjacent healthy teeth and are difficult to clean. It’s better to remove them proactively than treat them with gum infection therapy or a filling.

illustration of an impacted wisdom tooth that needs removed
  • Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?

    Wisdom teeth often need to be removed if they are impacted, meaning they cannot fully enter the mouth due to lack of space, grow at an angle, or partially emerge through the gum, creating a risk for infection and pain. They can also cause crowding or damage to adjacent teeth.

  • Does wisdom teeth removal hurt?

    During the procedure, you won’t feel any pain because you’ll be under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on your case. After the surgery, as the anesthesia wears off, you may experience some discomfort and swelling, but this can typically be managed with pain medication and home care instructions provided by your dentist or oral surgeon.

  • How long does it take to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

    Recovery from wisdom teeth removal generally takes a few days to a week. Most people can resume normal activities a day or two after the procedure, but it may take a few weeks for complete healing. The speed of recovery can vary depending on how complicated the extraction was and how well you follow post-operative care instructions.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about wisdom teeth removal and the procedures used by Horizon Dental, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Horizon Dental

13425 Hoover Creek Blvd.
Suite 204
Charlotte, NC 28273
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Wednesday: 7:00am - 3:00pm
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