March 21, 2019
Wisdom teeth come in years later than your other permanent teeth, in your late teens or early 20s. Due to their late arrival, they don’t always come in easily. They may be positioned sideways, or not erupt fully through the gums. They may erupt in a way that causes pain and leaves you prone to infection.
Dr. Steven Airey keeps a close eye on wisdom teeth in our young patients, like students at Appalachian State University. In some cases, he may recommend removal. You needn’t worry about wisdom teeth extraction; Dr. Airey has been performing the procedure for years. He also uses advanced technology like our cone beam computed tomography, to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
We make you comfortable during your procedure with pillows, blankets, and massaging chairs. Plus, you can get dental sedation if you need it. We offer both laughing gas (inhaled sedation) and oral sedation in the form of a prescription pill.
Watch this video with Dr. Airey for more about wisdom teeth. If you’re feeling discomfort you think could be related to wisdom teeth, call Appalachian Dental Care in Boone, NC at 828-355-5673.