Growing a third set of molars (also known as wisdom teeth) is perfectly normal. However, most patients do not have the jaw space needed for these molars to fit properly. This can lead to pain, sensitivity, and oral health problems as the extra teeth attempt to grow into place. For most patients, removing wisdom teeth is the best way to protect the overall health of your smile. A quick and straightforward procedure to help you protect and regain your oral health.
We use anesthesia to keep patients comfortable during their wisdom tooth removal. The anesthesia used is similar to what you would receive before any other dental surgery. It’s administered through a small needle and allows you to avoid feeling pain during the extraction. Anesthesia is safe and useful for many types of surgeries.
We also use different types of dental sedation to keep patients comfortable during a variety of procedures. In addition to anesthesia, we offer oral and IV conscious sedation as well as nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas). These are sometimes used alongside anesthesia, in order to treat patient anxiety and fear during procedures. Dr. Garza and team can help you choose the best type of sedation for your needs.