Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Des Plaines, IL

Don’t Let Wisdom Teeth Endanger Your Smile

The wisdom teeth attempt to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. Unfortunately, at that point, there likely isn’t enough space in your mouth for new teeth. As a result, wisdom teeth often become impacted or grow in at improper angles. Not only is this painful, but it might also put your other teeth at risk. At Brite Smiles, we can remove your wisdom teeth before they start to cause problems. Call us today if you have concerns about your third molars to learn more about wisdom tooth extractions in our Des Plaines, IL dental office.

Why Choose Brite Smiles for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Friendly, Honest Dental Team
  • State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Multiple Options for Sedation

When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

Smiling woman holding an extracted wisdom tooth

Wisdom teeth that manage to erupt properly don’t have to be removed as long as you can adequately brush and floss them. That said, an extraction will be necessary if you notice the following symptoms in the area around your wisdom teeth:

  • Pain that doesn’t go away
  • Gum disease or other types of infections
  • Formation of cysts or tumors
  • Damage to the nearby teeth
  • Severe tooth decay

It’s not always clear whether wisdom teeth will have to be removed or not, which is why getting a professional’s opinion is so important.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Woman brushing teeth after wisdom tooth extraction

Recovery from wisdom teeth removal usually takes three to four days, although it can take longer depending on the complexity of the procedure. You can use pain medication to relieve your discomfort, and you can use a cold pack to reduce any swelling. Eat only soft foods such as yogurt or applesauce for the first 24 hours; you can gradually start introducing other foods into your diet when you can tolerate them. After the first day, you should gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water every two hours to keep it clean.