Wisdom Teeth Removal in Warren, MI

Safe & Comfortable Tooth Extractions at Warren Family Dentistry

Wisdom teeth removal is a procedure most people need to go through. We understand that tooth extraction may be intimidating for some, but our Warren, MI, dentist employs safe and gentle methods when performing wisdom tooth extractions. While we’ll always try to use extractions as a last resort for saving your natural teeth, sometimes it’s necessary for your oral health. 

If you’ve been experiencing pain due to incoming wisdom teeth, call our Warren dental office today at (586) 574-9500 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Behbood.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are known as the third molars that don’t typically erupt until the late teens or early twenties. For most people, there isn’t enough space in their mouths to accommodate the extra set of molars, and they must be removed. If they continue to grow without enough space, it will often lead to an impacted tooth.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, damage other teeth, and potential issues in the future. If wisdom teeth become impacted, they should be extracted as soon as possible. Impacted wisdom teeth may:

  • Grow at an angle toward the next tooth
  • Grow at an angle toward the back of the mouth
  • Grow straight up or down like other teeth but stay trapped within the jawbone
  • Grow at an angle as if the tooth is “lying down” within the jawbone
Illustration of a lower jaw showing an impacted wisdom tooth that needs to be removed

Signs of an Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Signs that point to an impacted wisdom tooth include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the gums or jaws
  • Bad breath (halitosis) 
  • Headaches or jaw aches
  • Bleeding or inflamed gums
  • Cysts in the area
  • Sinus issues
  • Limited jaw function 

How We Remove Wisdom Teeth

At Warren Family Dentistry, Dr. Behbood gently and safely removes wisdom teeth when necessary. Here’s how the procedure works:

  1. To begin, our Warren dental team will start by applying a local anesthetic to help dull your senses and ease any tension to ensure a nearly painless procedure. This also helps keep you calm and comfortable while the teeth are extracted. 
  2. Once the anesthetic has set in, Dr. Behbood will gently remove your wisdom teeth from the gum tissue. 
  3. After your teeth have been extracted, we’ll carefully seal up the surgical areas and you’ll begin the healing process.
young woman holding her mouth in pain at the dentist

After Your Wisdom Teeth Removal

The recovery period after a wisdom teeth removal should only last a few days. However, there are crucial instructions you need to follow after surgery to avoid complications. Once your teeth have been extracted, our Warren dentist advises you to do the following:

  • Apply gauze over the surgical site to help control bleeding
  • Take any prescribed medications from Dr. Behbood or OTC relievers
  • Use an ice pack on the outside of your cheeks to diminish any swelling or bruising
  • Rest for the remainder of your surgery day and the following day at the very least 
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least one week
  • Drinks lots of water and avoid alcohol, hot beverages, and caffeine
  • Follow a liquid or soft food diet for the first 48 hours
  • Don’t perform your oral hygiene routine for the first 24 hours after surgery
  • Wait at least 72 hours to smoke tobacco

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule Your Appointment at Warren Family Dentistry

If your wisdom teeth have been causing pain, visit our Warren dental office for a consultation. Dr. Behbood will evaluate your oral health condition, and determine if your wisdom teeth need extraction. To schedule your appointment, call Warren Family Dentistry at (586) 574-9500. You can also request more information by filling out our online contact form.

Warren Family Dentistry

11250 E. 13 Mile Rd.
Suite 3
Warren, MI 48093

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
10am – 7pm
8am – 5pm
7am – 2pm
8am – 2pm (2nd and 3rd of the month)