Dr. Gerard Wasselle of Excellence in Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale has nearly 30 years of experience in tooth extraction including wisdom teeth removal. While there is always some discomfort associated with any dental procedure, Dr. Wasselle takes care that his patients experience the least amount of discomfort through the use of both anesthesia and sedation. Many have no recollection of the procedure whatsoever.
Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common dental procedures in the United States with millions of patients having their wisdom teeth extracted each year. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically arrive during your teens or early twenties. It is best to have wisdom teeth extracted before they begin to create problems such as crowding, pain, infection or damage to surrounding teeth. In some cases, wisdom teeth grow in normally and cause no problems. However, in many cases, wisdom teeth do not fully erupt, remain impacted in soft tissue or bone, or begin to cause crowding or pain. Extraction is necessary to prevent potential problems such as pain, infection, or damage to neighboring teeth.
Assessing your need for wisdom teeth extraction starts with a thorough dental examination including xrays. Dr. Wasselle will discuss your treatment needs and options and answer all of your questions. Your family dentist will create an individualized treatment plan for you. We understand some patients approach wisdom teeth removal with apprehension or fear. Fortunately, IV sedation is available which can help alleviate anxiety, fear, and pain during the dental procedure. Our staff is fully trained to provide IV sedation in a safe and comfortable manner. During your procedure, we closely monitor your medication, breathing, pulse rate and blood pressure. Following your procedure, you will need a responsible adult to take you home, get any prescriptions, and assist you after surgery.
Whether you are looking for a new family dentist or a dentist for wisdom tooth extraction, don't just search "dentist near me"! See what our patients are saying about their experience with Dr. Rotroff and Dr. Wasselle! The team at Excellence in Dentistry on E. Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are here for all of your family's dental needs including wisdom teeth extraction. Call our office at 954-928-1666 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wasselle for a consultation for wisdom teeth removal with IV seation.