If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, swollen gums, or nerve or tissue damage due to impacted wisdom teeth, it may be time to remove them. At Distinctive Dentistry, we offer safe and effective wisdom tooth removal services to residents in Eugene, Oregon, and surrounding communities.
Impacted wisdom teeth are removed through surgical extraction using local anesthesia. We’ll make a small incision in your gum tissue, remove any bone covering the tooth so we can reach it easily, loosen your tooth and then remove it. We’ll then stitch the incision to help it heal.
If you’re feeling pain after your extraction, we recommend the following:
A blood clot forms in the empty socket when a tooth is removed to help the area heal. If a blood clot doesn’t develop or is dislodged prematurely, it can cause a painful condition called dry socket. Lack of blood clots in the socket exposes your bone and nerves, putting you at risk of infection. Blood clots can be dislodged accidentally if you’re not careful when cleaning the extraction site, drink with a straw, or swish too harshly when rinsing your mouth.
Rinsing the area with warm salt water and applying medicated gauze over the socket can help ease pain and help dry sockets heal. OTC painkillers can also help with pain relief.
Dr. Robert Gemmell
Dr. Ty Jaros
Distinctive Dentistry has provided personalized dental care and healthy smiles for over 25 years in Eugene, OR, and the surrounding areas.
Dr. Robert Gemmell received his DMD from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. He is a current member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Oregon Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Ty Jaros received his BS from Seattle University and his DDS from the University of Washington. He is a current member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Oregon Dental Association. Dr Jaros is also a SureSmile Aligners Certified Provider.