Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last set of teeth to develop, typically emerging in late adolescence or early adulthood. While they can be beneficial when healthy and properly aligned, many people experience complications due to impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Independence and Blue Springs, MO

At Kansas City Smiles, our experienced dentists offer expert wisdom teeth removal services to alleviate dental discomfort and promote optimal oral health. If you’re experiencing wisdom tooth pain, call us today to schedule an appointment at our Independence, MO dental office or our Blue Springs dental practice.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars. They typically emerge between the ages of 15 and 25 and can cause oral health issues. If they have already erupted, we can visually assess them or use X-ray imaging to determine if they need removal.

While removing wisdom teeth may be considered a common practice, it’s not always necessary. The decision to remove them depends on factors such as the shape of your mouth, the size of your teeth, and the position of the wisdom teeth. Proactively removing wisdom teeth can help prevent issues like crowded teeth, TMJ problems, infection, tooth decay, and damage to adjacent teeth.

Contact Us for Wisdom Teeth Removal

If you’re seeking professional wisdom teeth removal, Kansas City Smiles & Co. is here to help. Contact our expert dental team for a free wisdom tooth consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free smile.

illustration of an impacted wisdom tooth that needs removed
  • How do I know if my wisdom teeth need removed?

    Here are the main signs that your wisdom teeth might need to be removed:

    1. Pain or Discomfort: Persistent pain in the back of your mouth.
    2. Infection: Repeated infections or gum disease around the wisdom teeth.
    3. Crowding: Shifting or crowding of other teeth.
    4. Impaction: Wisdom teeth trapped in the jawbone or gums.
    5. Decay or Gum Disease: Cavities or gum disease due to difficult-to-clean teeth.

    A dentist or oral surgeon can determine if removal is necessary through an exam and X-rays.

  • How do I relieve wisdom tooth pain?

    To relieve wisdom tooth pain, try the following:

    1. Over-the-counter pain relievers: Use ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
    2. Saltwater rinse: Gargle with warm salt water several times a day.
    3. Cold compress: Apply an ice pack to the affected area to reduce swelling.
    4. Good oral hygiene: Keep the area clean by brushing and flossing gently.

    If pain persists, see a dentist for further evaluation.

  • What is an impacted wisdom tooth?

    An impacted wisdom tooth is a tooth that doesn’t fully emerge through the gums due to a lack of space or improper alignment. Impacted wisdom teeth often cause pain, infection, or other dental issues.

    If you suspect you have an impacted wisdom tooth, look for signs like swelling, pain, and difficulty opening your mouth, and contact Kansas City Smiles and Co. to schedule a consultation.

More Questions?

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

Independence, MO

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Independence, MO 64055
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Blue Springs, MO

1400 South Outer Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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