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Wisdom Teeth
Raleigh, NC


Illustration of an impacted wisdom tooth from Stansell Dentistry Associates in Raleigh, NCAt the very back of your mouth, your wisdom teeth appear as two on the bottom and two on top to complete a set of 32 teeth. Through a dental exam at Stansell Dentistry Associates, we can examine your wisdom teeth and determine if you need to have them extracted.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?


In simple words, wisdom teeth are the widest and toughest teeth used to grind food. However, not everyone has all of their wisdom teeth. In fact, from an adult's mouth, they're usually missing. Some people also claim that it is due to the changes in our diet over the years that our jaws have also changed.

Why Is It Important to Take Them Out?


Your wisdom teeth can become impacted. This means your tooth does not have enough room to come out from your gum like it typically should. As a result, you experience discomfort.

There are also other common reasons why wisdom tooth extraction is often recommended. Some of them have to do with infections and lesions, while others have to do with bone loss and lack of room to floss and brush around the tooth.

What Happens During a Typical Tooth Extraction Procedure?


The way your dentist chooses to extract your tooth depends on the condition of your gums. If the tooth has emerged out of the gums completely, your dentist can easily extract it. They start by numbing your gums. Followed by this, they use a needle to inject a stronger medicine to numb the area.

Using an elevator, they’ll loosen your tooth and pull it out with dental forceps. In the end, they’ll likely pack it with gauze to prevent bleeding and clean the area.

When Do You Need a Surgical Extraction?


There are some cases that call for surgical intervention. One of those cases comprises the tooth being below the gum line. Here, your oral surgeon again administers medicine to prevent you from feeling any discomfort. Then, your surgeon will cut the gum to remove your tooth and reach the root. They may even attempt to cut the tooth into several pieces if needed for easier removal.

Schedule Your Extraction Today


Undergoing a dental exam and consulting our professionals, our doctor at Stansell Dentistry Associates is the best way to determine the health of your wisdom teeth and if you should have them removed. Call us at 984-477-0177 to schedule a consultation.

Locations & Hours


Brier Creek




9400 Brier Creek Parkway, Ste 204
Raleigh, NC 27617

Phone: 984-477-0177
Fax: 919-249-1375

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

North Raleigh




1911 Falls Valley Drive, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 984-206-4242
Fax: 919-249-2145

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Knightdale




1101 Great Falls Ct, Ste 102
Knightdale, NC 27545

Phone: 984-733-0330
Fax: 919-415-1849

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm


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