Wisdom Teeth Extractions

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Located in the upper and lower jaw in the back of your mouth, are what are usually referred to as third molars by dentists, and are commonly called wisdom teeth. When it comes to those “wisdom teeth”, most patients do not have room for them!

The wisdom tooth sometimes tries to create space for itself, and then often becomes enclosed within the soft tissue or the bone, because our jaws do not have the necessary space required to contain them. Regardless of whether one is an adult, or still young, this “space-creating” process can have repercussions that are both negative and eventually evident.

These wisdom teeth seldom come in straight, and therefore cause a wide range of dental problems for patients, which are as follows:

  • Due to the formulation of bacteria, they lead to cysts and infection within the jawbone.
  • Due to the narrow space available at the back of the mouth, they create cavities for the teeth that are directly in front of them.
  • Due to insufficient space for the wisdom teeth, the other teeth are crowded together in the mouth.
  • We sometimes recommend removing these molars at a young age, allowing fewer chances for the creation and development of problems for the tooth, therefore preventing these negative consequences. Moreover, this allows Dr. Melancon to extract the wisdom teeth prior to the full development of the root, by doing so while the patient is young. Thisalso makes the recovery faster because the extraction is easier.
  • This allows for the entire extraction procedure to be performed in our offices, and only requires about one hour of time.
  • You are allowed to sleep during this entire procedure, as we offer IV sedation by our trained anesthesiologist.

Gentle extraction processes will prevent other dental issues that can be caused by removing wisdom teeth, and alleviate your discomfort. Be sure and call us right away if you would like them to be extracted before problems can develop, or if you are already experiencing wisdom tooth pain.

Ever Wondered Why your Molars Are Called Wisdom Teeth?

Will you be smarter in any way by retaining your wisdom teeth, rather than having them extracted? On the contrary, it is smarter to have a dentist extract them prior to any dental problems being created, since their is not enough space to accommodate wisdom teeth for most patients.

Your visit to our office will be extremely comfortable with our highly qualified and experienced team of professionals, making your decision to have your wisdom teeth extracted even smarter yet. Schedule your wisdom teeth extraction appointment today by calling our office.

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Sedation Dentistry

For your convenience, we offer these three types of comfort and sedation dentistry:

Nitrous Oxide

This “laughing gas,” as most people know it, is used for simple fillings or routine cleaning treatments and is the most common form of sedation. Thanks to this simple form of sedation, your entire dental treatment can be a relaxing experience.

Sedation By IV

During IV Sedation, the patient’s vital signs are monitored throughout the entirety of the procedure, as the sedation is administered via IV. The patient will have been sleeping during the entire process, in this case, and will awaken only after the procedure.

Suppose a patient must return to school or work after completing the procedure. In that case, it will be especially beneficial for them to understand their need for sufficient recovery time before they leave.

Conscience Oral Sedation

We currently offer oral sedation for our patients who wish to remain conscience and yet come to us with gagging problems or a higher than average amount of fear and anxiety. Throughout the entire procedure, we closely monitor their vital signs once giving a combination of oral medications.

Once taking the oral medication we provide, the patient becomes highly relaxed and drowsy, and after their appointment, most patients remember nothing of the fear or anxiety they may have thought to experience without.

You will not be put to sleep with oral sedation, and during the entire procedure, you will be able to respond to Dr. Melancon and his team.

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In Pain?

Patients who self-pay and contact us due to pain, such as those requiring root canal treatment, fillings, or crowns, will incur a $75 charge for their appointment. This fee encompasses the examination and x-ray essential for diagnosis. Excludes patients with dental insurance.

Need a Cleaning?

New patients, paying out of pocket, who schedule a cleaning will be charged $175 for a basic cleaning. This fee covers an examination, two sets of x-rays, and a regular cleaning. Excludes deep cleaning procedures and patients with insurance.

Need an Extraction?

New patients, paying out of pocket, requiring an extraction will incur a charge of $205. This includes the cost of X-rays, an examination, and the extraction procedure itself. Excludes patients with insurance.

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We are passionate about taking care of our patients. We strive to provide you with a comfortable and anxiety-free environment. We are here to answer your questions and help you in achieving excellent oral health.

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: By Special Appointment Only
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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300 West Madison Street
Broussard, LA 70518