If your wisdom teeth are coming in and you’re worried that you’ll need to get them removed, you should know that you may actually be doing your smile a favor. To learn if you are in need of a wisdom tooth removal for the sake of your oral health, call Butte Family Dental at 406-565-4458 to book a visit with us.
We offer free consultations on any service you are interested in at our Butte, MT dentist office. If you want to get a sense of what’s going on inside your mouth before making a financial commitment to a dentist for a particular service, you should see our caring and professional team today.
Our dentist office is the only one in Butte, MT that options for removing wisdom teeth. We’ve helped countless teenagers and adults avoid painful and destructive smile issues by taking out their wisdom teeth (also known as third molars). We proudly serve our local community as well as patients from Deer Lodge, Whitehall, Anaconda, Dillon, and Twin Bridges.
People hold off on getting their third molars removed for a lot of reasons, but one we hear about often is that patients worry about the financial cost of this oral surgery procedure. We accept a variety of payment options so you’ll have options to cover the cost of your treatment. You can also get a six percent discount on your third molar extractions if you pay for it in full on the day of your visit.
We offer some flexible hours that a lot of other dentists don’t offer to better fit your busy schedule. You can see us for an evening visit until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays or come in early starting at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Find Out If You Could Benefit From Wisdom Tooth Removal
If your wisdom teeth come in correctly and you have enough room in your jaw for them, you may not need to get them removed. But, the vast majority of the time, patients will need to get their wisdom teeth taken out for a variety of reasons.
For one thing, wisdom teeth often come in crooked. And we’re not talking about a simple cosmetic issue like a slightly crooked tooth. A lot of the time, wisdom teeth will come in at an angle where they’ll collide with your other teeth and cause a variety of issues. In some cases, wisdom teeth will even come in completely sideways. If they come in at an angle, your wisdom teeth will not only have their own set of issues, but cause other ones in you smile as well.
Wisdom teeth can also become impacted. This is when a tooth starts to emerge but becomes stuck in your gums or jaw for some reason or another. When a tooth becomes impacted, it often creates very painful problems like infection.
Other times, wisdom teeth may start to erupt but not come in fully, leaving them only partially exposed. This may not sound like that big of an issue on its own, but if nothing is done about a partially erupted wisdom tooth, all sorts of tooth and gum problems can arise.
Wisdom teeth can also come in perfectly straight but be too close to your other teeth. For instance, a wisdom tooth can start to come up and then start rubbing its crown against that of one of your other teeth, causing pain, tension, and even lasting damage to one or both teeth.
If we determine that you do need to get your wisdom teeth removed for the sake of your future and present oral health, we will do everything we can to make the experience as pleasant as possible.
To better assess your situation and plan and perform your procedure, we will use state-of-the-art dental technology. For example, we have invested in a panoramic digital X-ray that will provide clear images of every angle of your mouth and emit a fraction of the radiation that traditional X-ray machines produce.
To give you some privacy, we have nine private care rooms at our Butte, MT dentist office. We can also provide comfort amenities like soft pillows and warm blankets so you can feel cozier while we work.
Depending on your case and if you need some help relieving dental anxiety, we can also provide a few options for dental sedation.