Wisdom Tooth Extraction- BLACKWELL, OK

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Keeping Your Smile Healthy

Wisdom teeth. You’ve probably heard of them, but do you know anything about them? Well, if they aren’t evaluated at the right time, they could cause problems for your oral health. Luckily, at Blackwell Dentistry, we have the technology and the expertise to let you know whether your wisdom teeth are okay or need to be removed. That way, you can continue to enjoy your healthy smile.


What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are the final permanent teeth to erupt or grow in sometime between the ages of 16 and 22. Although it’s certainly possible for them to come in normally, many do not, which can present problems for your oral health.


Why Are Third Molars Removed?

Ideally, wisdom teeth would grow into position with plenty of room and perfectly aligned. That’s doesn’t always happen. Your mouth may not have the space to accommodate wisdom teeth, potentially causing impaction, which is when the tooth is positioned at a sharp angle against the second molar. Although impaction may not present immediate symptoms, over time it can lead to pain, damage to other teeth, infection, and more susceptibility to tooth decay and gum disease. If your wisdom teeth do not erupt normally, it will likely be better for your long-term oral health to have them extracted.


How Are Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

During regular checkups, we often take digital X-rays to review your oral health underneath the surface. It is while reviewing these X-rays that one of our dentists identify your wisdom teeth and determine whether they will grow in properly. If we find that they need to be removed, we will schedule your procedure when it is convenient for you.

At Blackwell Dentistry, we are dedicated to ensuring the comfort of our patients. That’s why we offer several kinds of sedation, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation, and can cater to your needs. Depending on your case, extracting your wisdom teeth could be as simple as pulling the tooth from its socket to a more complex surgical procedure. For surgery, we do our best to work efficiently and finish within one appointment, but there are cases when a second may be necessary.


What Happens After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

With any oral surgical procedure, it is important that you follow the specific instructions that we give you. However, here are some general guidelines for caring for the site after extraction:

Have someone, like a family member or friend, monitor your recovery.

Keep gauze over the sockets for the first two days after the procedure.

To help with swelling and inflammation in the cheeks and jaw line, use ice packs at 20-minute intervals for the first two days.

Get plenty of sleep and avoid rigorous activities for at least a few days.

Our team at Blackwell Dentistry is committed to helping your smile stay happy and healthy in the long term. If wisdom teeth extraction is necessary, we will do everything possible to make the process smooth, painless, and efficient. Schedule an appointment with us today!

What our Patients Say About us

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Stacie McConnell
Stacie McConnell
I was able to get a same day appointment, and they were all very kind and patient. Took care of my problem the same day! Definitely recommend!
Apr 29, 2022
Dickeycruzan Cruzan
Dickeycruzan Cruzan
Love it here they are amazing with my kids and my family
Nov 17, 2021
Liberty Blackwell
Liberty Blackwell
Super friendly and patient with me and got the job done super fast
Oct 07, 2021
Jari Ebert
Jari Ebert
My husband has been going here for about a year now and highly recommends it! They're always helpful and accommodating! He loves the care he gets there and how dedicated they are to getting his smile all fixed!
Dec 03, 2021
Nicosha Anderson
Nicosha Anderson
We have been coming to Blackwell dentistry for years now. We love the special things they do to give back to their customers as well as their community. I am always seeing new things there are doing to give back and to interact with their patients and others. The last time we were there we had 3 new dental assistants. We loved all three! Marfa was so thorough with her cleaning. The most I’ve personally ever seen an assistant do anywhere on a kid. She taught my kids new things as well as told them the reasons for each thing. It was very educational to them and to me as well. Melody was with my 5 year old and she was so great with her. She really focused on her having fun and enjoying the dentist. She was so great with the kids it made me want to be more patient and better with them as well. I know she was just doing her every day job but you never know who is watching and can be inspired by your attitude. I wasn’t in the room with Michaiah but she was very nice and informative when I spoke with her. The ladies at the front desk are as always the sweetest and most helpful. We will continue our business at Blackwell Dentistry for as long as we can, and you should as well!
Dec 09, 2021

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Blackwell Dentistry

1520 S Main St, Blackwell, OK 74631, United States

Monday: 8 am. – 7 pm.
Tuesday: 8 am. – 5 pm.
Wednesday: 8 am. – 7 pm.
Thursday: 8 am. – 5 pm.
Friday: 8 am. – 1 pm every other week.