Extractions (wisdom teeth removal)
As dentists we never like to see a client lose a tooth, but sometimes there are no other options. People require extractions for a number of reasons
- crowding & orthodontics
- extensive decay
- root fracture
- severe gum disease
- impacted teeth
- non-functioning wisdom teeth
Dr. Phillips and Dr. Bernhauser are both very experienced with oral surgery/tooth extractions. You can take comfort in knowing that Dr. Phillips has spent hundreds of hours working in conjunction with a local Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. The experience has taught him techniques that will make your extractions far less traumatic than may be anticipated.
Both dentists will talk with you about the proposed treatment alternatives. If you’re anxious, oral sedation is an option to help you relax a bit. On the day of your extraction our team will be there to answer your questions and will follow-up with you by phone once you’ve returned home to, review home care instruction.
Generally if stitches are required, they will be dissolvable to eliminate the need for a follow up visit.