Methods of tooth extractions

The third molars, also known and referred to as the wisdom teeth, are often problematic for patients, making it common for these patients to have tooth extractions performed. Dr. Adam Shroyer of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, is a comprehensive dentist available to remove these impacted or painful teeth for new and returning patients to his practice using one of two methods.

What are the methods of wisdom tooth removal available?

There are a few different ways that Dr. Shroyer can remove your wisdom teeth. The method used by our dental team will depend on the position of your wisdom teeth and how easy they are to access. Some of the most common forms of wisdom tooth removal include:

  • Simple extraction: This is the most common type of wisdom tooth removal. It is typically used for teeth that are visible and easily accessible. Our dentist will numb the area around your tooth and then use special tools to loosen your tooth and remove it.
  • Surgical extraction: This type of wisdom tooth removal is typically used for teeth that are not fully erupted or are impacted (stuck in the gum tissue). Dr. Adam Shroyer will make a small incision in your gum tissue and then carefully remove the tooth.

Wisdom tooth removal with sedation

If you are anxious about having wisdom teeth removed, you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry. This type of dentistry utilizes medication to help you relax during your procedure. Dr. Shroyer will determine if you are a good candidate for sedation and what type of sedation would be best for you.

Healing following wisdom tooth extraction

After your wisdom teeth have been extracted, it is essential that you take good care of your mouth and follow any instructions that our dental team gives you. This will help ensure that your mouth heals properly and that you do not experience any complications such as dry socket or infection.

Find out if you need a wisdom tooth extraction!

Wisdom tooth removal is a common procedure provided by Dr. Shroyer and his team is available for new and returning patients at Shroyer Family Dental. If you are in need of personable, relationship-driven dentistry for you and your household, contact the team today to book a consultation visit. The office is at 217 East Monroe Street and can be reached by calling (319) 385-4680.