Posted .

This procedure is almost as much of rite of passage as getting braces is. Wisdom teeth removal is a sign of growing up. But it’s often associated with quite a bit of pain and discomfort. The facts are that, just like any surgery, wisdom teeth removal can hurt. Often, though, it’s overblown.

Today, we’re going to walk you through the wisdom teeth removal process. We want to help you have realistic expectations for when you need to get your wisdom teeth removed.

Do I need them out?
The first misconception to clear up is that not everyone will need to see a dentist for wisdom teeth removal. Impacted teeth – ones coming in at odd angles – or teeth that’ll ruin your smile have to come out. Dr. Preston Hansen will work with your dentist to determine if you need yours out.

It’s not always four
A lot of people will try and one-up wisdom tooth stories by talking about how many they had removed. The reality is that you may not always need four of them removed. You might get lucky and have some of your teeth come in at just the right angle. At other times, you may only grow one or two teeth.

It’s not that painful
So long as you follow the directions of the team here at Identity Oral Surgery in Salt Lake City, Utah, the wisdom teeth removal recovery process isn’t as bad as everyone says. The key is to make sure to clean your wounds carefully. This will help you stave off infection, which is the biggest concern post-op.

If you need to know more or want to schedule an appointment, call us today at 801-251-7167.