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Winona, MN

Cochrane, WI

New Patients
Sedation Dentistry & Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Sedation Dentistry is a safe, comfortable way to have your teeth cared for. You won’t feel any pain or discomfort- in fact; you won’t even remember the treatment you’ve received!

Sedation

Taking the anxiety out of dental visits.

No matter how gentle we promise to be, we still see patients who are terrified of any kind of dental treatment. Even a simple checkup can make some people tremble with fear. Oral Hygiene and dental care are essential to your body’s health. We want to ensure that you get the treatment you need- without the anxiety you would normally feel during a visit. Someone must bring you to the appointment and transport you home. They should stay with you for a few hours while you are recovering. Sedation Dentistry takes the fear and anxiety out of any dental visit. Call us to schedule a consultation today!

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Third molars, commonly referred to as wisdom teeth, are located at the back of the mouth (top and bottom), near the entrance to the throat. In most cases, inadequate space in the mouth does not allow the wisdom teeth to erupt properly and become fully functional. Inadequate space also makes erupted wisdom teeth nearly impossible to adequately maintain.  For these reasons, extraction is indicated for most wisdom teeth.

Reasons to remove wisdom teeth

While not all wisdom teeth require removal, wisdom teeth extractions are most often performed because of an active problem such as pain, swelling decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future. If impaction of one or more wisdom teeth is present, and left untreated, a number of potentially harmful outcomes can occur, including:

  • Damage to nearby teeth. Second molars (the teeth directly in front of the widom teeth) can be adversely affected by impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in tooth decay (cavities), and/or periodontal disease (gum disease).
  • Disease. Although uncommon, cysts and tumors can occur in the areas surrounding impacted wisdom teeth.  Decay and periodontal disease (gum disease) are more common diseases.
  • Infection. Bacteria and food can become trapped under the gum tissue, resulting in an infection.
  • Tooth Crowding. It has been theorized that impacted wisdom teeth can put pressure on other crowding teeth and cause them to become misaligned (crowded or twisted). This theory isn’t universally accepted by all dental professionals and it has not been validated by any scientific studies.
What does the removal of wisdom teeth involve?

Wisdom tooth removal is a common procedure, generally performed under sedation with local anesthetic. Dr. Andrew Mork has special training in sedation and extractions that will allow you to be comfortable during the procedure and remember little to nothing about it afterwards. The surgery does not require an overnight stay, and you will be released with instructions and medication (if necessary), to help manage any swelling or discomfort.

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