Wisdom teeth or third molars, may need to be removed for several reasons. They can grow in at an angle, only partially emerge from the gums or become trapped beneath the gums and bone, a condition known as impaction. These issues can lead to pain, infection and damage to adjacent teeth. Our goal is to address these concerns proactively, ensuring your comfort and health are prioritized.

Our approach to wisdom teeth extraction is comprehensive and patient centered. We start with a thorough examination with our dentist, including X-rays, to determine the position and condition of your wisdom teeth. This step is crucial for planning the most effective and least invasive extraction procedure.

The extraction process itself varies from a simple removal, which can be done with local anesthesia, to a more complex surgery, which may require sedation. We tailor the anesthesia options to your specific needs and comfort level, ensuring you are fully informed and at ease every step of the way.

After the procedure, we provide detailed aftercare instructions to facilitate a smooth and quick recovery. Common recommendations include rest, limited physical activity and a soft diet for a few days. We also advise on pain management and oral hygiene practices to prevent infection and promote healing.

Our dentist and team understand that the thought of dental surgery can be daunting. That is why Dr. Roderick Dowden is committed to making the experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible at Dowden Family Dentistry. If you have any symptoms or concerns related to your wisdom teeth, please do not hesitate to contact us at 317-594-0461 for an evaluation to determine if you may need wisdom teeth removal in Fishers, Indiana.