Wisdom Teeth Removal

Discover the importance of timely wisdom teeth removal with Desert Hills Family Dental, where our expert team ensures a safe, effective procedure and a smooth recovery. Don't let impacted wisdom teeth compromise your oral health—schedule a consultation today.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Las Vegas, NV

At Desert Hills Family Dental, we specialize in the removal of wisdom teeth to maintain optimal oral health. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, often emerge in the late teens or early twenties and can become impacted if there isn’t enough room in the mouth, leading to pain, misalignment, or infection. Our experienced dental team employs advanced techniques for a safe and effective procedure, ensuring minimal discomfort and a swift recovery.

We provide thorough pre-and post-operative care instructions to ensure the best outcomes, including dietary guidance and hygiene tips. Ignoring problematic wisdom teeth can lead to severe complications, such as cysts or tumors. We offer a variety of dental sedation options to ensure you have a pain-free procedure. Contact our office for more information!

graphic of a tooth being extracted from the lower row of teeth
  • How do I know if my wisdom teeth need removed?

    You may need your wisdom teeth removed if you experience symptoms such as pain, swelling, or difficulty chewing near the back of your mouth. Additionally, if your wisdom teeth are impacted—meaning they cannot fully emerge through the gums—they can lead to overcrowding, infections, or damage to adjacent teeth. Regular dental check-ups and X-rays at Desert Hills Family Dental can help determine if your wisdom teeth should be removed to maintain optimal oral health.

  • How do I relieve wisdom tooth pain?

    To relieve wisdom tooth pain, you can use over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Applying a cold compress to the outside of your cheek near the sore area can also help reduce swelling and discomfort. Additionally, rinsing your mouth with warm salt water several times a day can soothe the affected area and keep it clean. If pain persists, it’s important to consult with your dentist for further evaluation and treatment options.

  • What is an impacted wisdom tooth?

    An impacted wisdom tooth is one that fails to fully emerge through the gums due to lack of space or misalignment. This can lead to pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth, making timely intervention important to prevent more serious complications.

  • Can I drive myself home after wisdom teeth removal?

    It is not recommended to drive yourself home after wisdom teeth removal. Since the procedure typically involves sedation or anesthesia, you may still be under the effects, which can impair your ability to drive safely. It’s best to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home and assist you as you recover from the effects of the anesthesia.

  • Is it necessary to have all four wisdom teeth removed?

    It is not always necessary to remove all four wisdom teeth. The decision depends on several factors, including the alignment, health, and potential impact of each tooth on your overall dental health. At Desert Hills Family Dental, we assess each case individually to determine the best course of action, ensuring that any treatment provided aligns with your specific needs and oral health goals.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about wisdom teeth removal, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Desert Hills Dental

6740 S. Fort Apache, STE. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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