Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth extraction by your Tucson, AZ dentist

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Wisdom teeth extraction
Why wisdom teeth need to be extracted.

Up to five million people get their wisdom teeth removed every year, typically when they are between the ages of 17 and 25. Even though wisdom teeth extraction is a very common procedure, only about one in ten general dentists remove wisdom teeth; the others simply refer you or your child to a dental surgeon. However, at Martin Taylor Dentistry in Tucson, AZ, we are licensed to perform wisdom tooth extractions so that patients can receive their treatment from a dentist they know in the comfort of a familiar environment.

When wisdom tooth removal is recommended

While some patients may experience pain or other symptoms from their wisdom teeth, in many cases, patients aren’t experiencing any symptoms or discomfort, so it may come as a surprise when their dentist suggests molar removal. If you have impacted wisdom teeth, removal may be necessary to help prevent issues such as:

  • Damage to adjacent teeth
  • Gum infections
  • Formation of cysts

Even if your wisdom teeth are not impacted, when they grow in, they can cause other issues such as crooked or crowded teeth due to lack of space, or dental decay and disease due to difficulty cleaning the teeth because they are so far back in your mouth.

In general, dentists recommend getting wisdom teeth taken out at a younger age rather than waiting until later in adulthood because they are easier to remove and heal due to lower bone density and shallower tooth roots.

Doctor extracting wisdom teeth
Dr Taylor working on a patient

Wisdom teeth removal after-care

We provide you with detailed instructions for care after your procedure to ensure an optimal recovery. To keep you comfortable and prevent infection, we will prescribe pain medications and antibiotics to take at home, and we will check your healing progress in a follow-up visit about a week after your extractions. Most patients need about four days to recover, so if you have your procedure done on a Thursday, you can be back at work or school by the following Monday.

The best way to determine whether you or your child need wisdom teeth extractions is through a thorough dental examination and x-rays from your family dentist. To schedule your consultation at Martin Taylor Dentistry, call us at our convenient Tucson, AZ location today at (520) 600-6925.

Martin Taylor Dentistry

Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor

Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a partnership between Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor. Highly skilled and experienced, they provide emergency, preventative, restorative, cosmetic, children’s, and implant dentistry services.

Dr. Martin is an alumnus of the University of Arizona and Baylor College of Dentistry. He established his practice in 1978. Dr. Martin has completed on 1,500 hours of continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Taylor studied at the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California. He is experienced in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr Taylor has also completed many hours of continuing education.
Both are licensed and skilled in sedation dentistry, so you can be as comfortable as possible.

Together with their excellent team, Martin-Taylor Dentistry will take great care of you.

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Dr. Taylor, Dr. Martin, and their entire staff are the very best. The front desk staff, the dental assistants, and dental hygienists are excellent. I’ve been to many dentists over the years, and they are the most skilled and professional group of people that I have encountered. You can be confident you will be fully informed about what is recommended for a treatment plan and what it will cost. I’ve had the gamut of dental procedures — crowns, implants, root canals, and more routine care. It’s been made as pleasant and comfortable as possible by their skill, as well as their kindness and understanding. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin and Taylor Dentistry.

Alice L.

Alice L. 4 months ago

I have been a patient of Dr. Taylor’s for most of my adult hood. I have had everything done from a filling to multiple dental implants. All of my procedures have been straightforward with zero complications and as little discomfort as possible. Even after my implants I had minimal pain! Before I saw Dr. Taylor I was terrified of dentists, but he put me at ease with his expertise. The hygienists are kind, thorough but gentle, and knowledgeable. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The office itself is modern and impeccably clean. I highly recommend Martin Tayler dentistry and won’t trust my teeth to any other dentists.

Rosemary B.

Rosemary B. 3 months ago

Welcome the newest member of our team at Martin Taylor Dentistry, Dr. Melvin Abraham!