Dr. Heiner can safely and effectively remove wisdom teeth at our office in Roswell, NM. He has undergone extensive training and has years of experience treating patients of all ages. Wisdom teeth can be removed during any stage of development, but we recommend early removal to avoid problems commonly associated with wisdom teeth growth.
Oral & Facial Surgery of New Mexico has a very helpful office staff that can answer any concerns or questions you have about wisdom teeth and their removal. Dr. Heiner will complete a thorough exam and evaluate whether your wisdom teeth pose a risk to your oral health. If he determines that your wisdom teeth need removal, he will develop a treatment plan suited to your specific needs.
Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth are the molars located at the back of the mouth behind our upper and lower adult teeth. They are the final teeth to emerge, but they often don’t reach full development because most mouths lack the space to accommodate them. Their irregular growth patterns typically cause impaction, infection, dental crowding, and even more serious issues, such as cysts and tumors. Fortunately, if you attend regular checkups with your dentist, he or she can monitor the position of your wisdom teeth and refer you to our oral surgery office if you need them removed.
Even if your wisdom teeth do not present with symptoms or discomfort, you may still need to have them removed. The best way to find out is to visit our office in Roswell, NM, for a consultation; Dr. Heiner will thoroughly examine the position of your wisdom teeth and plan for their removal if necessary.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
At Oral & Facial Surgery of New Mexico, we highly recommend early wisdom teeth removal — it’s easier to remove wisdom teeth in their early development stage, and it prevents problems from ever arising. However, wisdom teeth can be removed at any age. Your procedure process will depend on what stage of growth your wisdom teeth in. If your wisdom teeth have erupted completely, they can be extracted just like any other teeth. In most cases, however, wisdom teeth are still beneath the gums when we remove them, which means they require a slightly more in-depth procedure.
Dr. Heiner will be able to discuss your treatment options for wisdom teeth removal during your oral consultation appointment. If your wisdom teeth are impacted or require a more complicated procedure, we will also discuss your choices for anesthesia sedation. Most patients choose to receive IV anesthesia so they can sleep comfortably until the procedure is complete. Once you are resting, Dr. Heiner will carefully extract your wisdom teeth from your gums, sometimes breaking them into smaller pieces to make the process easier. Once your gums have been stitched up, you will go home to recover and be back to your normal routine typically in just a few days.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Roswell, NM
At Oral & Facial Surgery of New Mexico, our team is highly trained in the removal of wisdom teeth, and we work hard to ensure you experience the best treatment possible. If you or your child needs wisdom teeth removal, we encourage you to contact our staff to schedule a consultation at our Roswell, NM, office.