Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Raleigh, NC

Safely Removing Problematic Wisdom Teeth

The wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, were quite beneficial for our caveman ancestors who primarily ate crunchy vegetables and uncooked meats. These days, however, most people don’t have enough room in their mouths for these extra teeth, so they end up causing more harm than good. When wisdom teeth erupt (usually between the ages of 17 and 25), they may become stuck under the gums, exert pressure on other teeth, cause pain, and even lead to infection. If you or someone you love is experiencing troubles related to wisdom teeth, our team at Barker, Rohner and Hunt DMD can help. Dr. Barker and Dr. Hunt can perform safe, comfortable wisdom tooth extractions in Raleigh, NC. Contact our dental office to learn more!

Young man smiling after wisdom tooth extractions

Why Choose Barker, Rohner and Hunt DMD
for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Several Dental Sedation Options Available
  • We Offer Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Compassionate Dentists with Advanced Training

When Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

Young man in need of wisdom tooth extraction holding cheek in pain

During each of a patient’s routine checkups, we carefully monitor their wisdom teeth. That way, we can let a patient know that they should be removed before they cause problems down the line. However, we urge you to call us if you or a family member develops any of the following symptoms:

  • A crowded feeling among the molars
  • A dull, near-constant ache toward the back of the mouth
  • Your bite feels different (your upper and lower teeth don’t come together as they should)
  • You’re experiencing a fever in addition to dental pain

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Woman holding up wisdom tooth after extraction

Our dentists will give you personalized aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery following your wisdom tooth extraction. In general, these guidelines may include tips like:

  • Avoid drinking through a straw, smoking, blowing your nose, or forcefully spitting for the first three days after your procedure.
  • Maintain a soft food diet for about a week.
  • Take any medications that we prescribe for you as directed.
  • Avoid strenuous physical exercise, as that could delay healing.