February 4, 2016

You may not know that February 9th is National Toothache Day. While there are a lot of different stories surrounding the origin of this day, if you are celebrating it with a toothache, call your dentist right away. The severity of a toothache can range from mild discomfort to excruciating pain. The discomfort can often be exacerbated by cold or hot temperatures or chewing. Severe pain may be considered a dental emergency and an oral examination with X-rays can help determine the problem. Dr. Schmidt and Dr. Erickson at Tennyson Street Family Dental are experts in diagnosing and treating toothaches, including the need for a wisdom tooth extraction.


Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If you prolong getting your wisdom teeth extracted, you will experience more discomfort, and the functionality of your teeth will worsen. However, a wisdom tooth extraction is a serious surgical procedure requiring precise post-operative care. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if you follow your dentist’s instructions carefully. We will perform a thorough exam of the wisdom teeth and surrounding gums and teeth. X-rays can also reveal other risk factors, such as decay or deterioration of nearby teeth. Reasons to not put off a wisdom tooth extraction include:

  • Damage to nearby teeth
  • Diseases such as cysts and tumors
  • Tooth crowding from impacted wisdom teeth
  • Infections from bacteria and food becoming trapped under the gums

Early evaluation and treatment are advised to identify potential problems and improve the results if you require a wisdom teeth extraction. Our team of professionals can provide a meticulous exam and give you the best alternatives for your particular case.


Contact Us Today

If you are in need of a wisdom tooth extraction, trust Drs. Schmidt and Erickson and the professionals at Tennyson Street Family Dental. To schedule an appointment, contact our team of professionals today at 720-263-5108.



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