Wisdom Teeth

Many people in the Charleston area have partially visible wisdom teeth that could be susceptible to bacteria that can cause wisdom tooth infection. Cysts and tumors can grow on a trapped wisdom tooth, causing irritation and some pain as well as diseases of the gums.

Another problem we often see at Ferguson Dental Associates occurs when the second molar, the last tooth before the wisdom tooth, is damaged as the wisdom tooth grows in without enough room.

The younger the patient, the easier the healing will be, says Dr. Ferguson, which is another reason not to wait before removing impacted wisdom teeth. At Ferguson Dental Associates this oral surgery can often be performed in our Charleston office under anesthesia, providing patients with maximum comfort while keeping the procedure efficient and cost-effective. Local anesthetic (such as novocaine) is always used, but you may opt for additional comfort with nitrous oxide ("laughing gas"), IV sedation (twilight sleep) or deep sedation (general anesthesia.)

Call Charleston's Ferguson Dental Associates at (843) 571-4411 for more information about partially visible wisdom teeth.

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Ferguson Dental Associates
1812 Wallace School Road, Suite 400
Charleston, SC 29407
General Info: (843) 571-4411

 Call for an appointment:
(843) 571-4411

Make an Appointment