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Getting wisdom teeth removed is almost as common as getting braces. Just about everyone will need wisdom teeth removed, just like most everyone needs some sort of orthodontic treatment. But just like with braces, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about wisdom teeth removal.

Today, we want to help make the process clear for you. We believe this will make you more comfortable when it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed. It should also give you an idea as to why it’s so important to have it done.

Why remove them?
You’ll likely have a dentist recommend you for wisdom teeth removal after an x-ray during your regular checkup shows where your wisdom teeth are. The reason you’ll come see Dr. Samuel Richey to have them removed is to preserve the integrity of your smile.

Most wisdom teeth don’t come in at normal angles. Instead, they come in “impacted.” At other times, they crowd out your existing teeth, potentially ruining your smile.

The process
Getting wisdom teeth removed isn’t a walk in the park, but it’s hardly the scary surgery it’s often made out to be. In fact, you have more to worry about what you’ll say after waking up from surgery than you do about the surgery itself!

You’ll come into Lighthouse Dental & Orthodontics in Riverton, Utah, where our team will sedate you completely. Then, the wisdom teeth you need to have removed are cut out from your gums. Those holes are then sewn up and you’re sent home.

There’s a lot of post-op care you’ll need to be aware of, though our team will go through all of it with you.

If you want to learn more, give us a call today at 801-871-3499.