Wisdom Tooth Extractions Albuquerque

Say Goodbye to Your Third Molars

Dental clasps holding a tooth after wisdom tooth extractions in Albuquerque

When a person is between the ages of 16 and 25, they often go through a certain rite of passage – wisdom tooth extractions. This common procedure occurs later in adolescence or early adulthood because these third molars do not appear until then. When they do, they usually cause issues resulting in discomfort and worsening oral health. At Valer Dental & Braces, we can remove these teeth so that you or your teenager can avoid more serious dental issues in the future. Give us a call if you think it’s time to discuss wisdom tooth extractions in Albuquerque.

Why Choose Valer Dental & Braces for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Evening & Saturday Dental Appointments
  • Affordable Payment Options Available
  • Customized Treatment Plans for Each Patient

The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process

Forceps in front of dental x ray showing impacted wisdom teeth

Most patients have all four wisdom teeth removed at one time; however, this is not always the case. Some may only have one or two removed. No matter the number of teeth your dentist plans to extract, the process that will be used is likely to be simple or surgical.

For wisdom teeth that have partially erupted and are visible above the gumline, we may be able to use an elevator to lift the tooth from its socket. Depending on if it is still attached, we can use appropriate instruments to move the tooth back and forth until it is no longer in place.

If wisdom teeth never erupt but instead remain below the gumline, a surgical approach is required. This means that we will need to open the gum tissue to expose the underlying tooth. To avoid damaging the bone, we may cut the tooth into sections and remove it piece by piece for a less invasive process.