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July 20, 2010

Wisdom Teeth Extractions from Dr. Dougherty

Your Experienced Oral Surgeon in Ocean City

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in—and you can expect them to arrive in the late teen years or early twenties. In some cases, wisdom tooththese teeth are healthy and well-formed, but in a majority of people, wisdom teeth pose problems. Misaligned wisdom teeth can crowd or cause damage to existing teeth, and impacted ones can cause serious infection. So if your wisdom teeth can’t or won’t grow in properly, it’s important to have an oral surgeon like Dr. Dougherty remove them.

How Do I Know if my Wisdom Teeth Need to be Extracted?
As your comprehensive dentist, Dr. Dougherty oversees all aspects of your dental care, including checkups, cleanings, and oral surgery. Ask him at your next appointment about the position of your wisdom teeth, and whether you should plan on having them removed. Dr. Dougherty uses X-rays to periodically evaluate the alignment and movement of your wisdom teeth, and can give you the best advice about whether to take action or let them progress naturally.

What Should I Expect During Wisdom Teeth Removal?
First, your mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic, the same type of medication we administer before filling a cavity. Dr. Dougherty can also provide sedation in addition to that anesthetic to ease any anxiety. As a highly trained sedation dentist, he is certified to administer all types of this medication, including nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, and even IV sedation.

Delmarva Sedation Dentistry – The Shore Choice
If you would like to consult with an oral surgeon about wisdom teeth removal, call our office and schedule your appointment with Dr. Edward T. Dougherty. Delmarva Sedation Dentistry serves the entire Delmarva peninsula including, Bethany Beach, Fenwick, Ocean Pines, Salisbury, and Berlin with gentle, holistic care for smiles that last a lifetime.

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