Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Rio Rancho, NM

Safe, Effective Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Woman in pain before wisdom tooth extractions

The wisdom teeth – also known as the third molars – come in around early adulthood after all your other teeth have already erupted. Due to the lack of space in your mouth, it’s not unusual for wisdom teeth to become impacted or come in at the wrong angle. A problematic wisdom tooth can cause a lot of pain and dental damage, but by removing it, Dr. Ranjbaran can put a stop to your discomfort and protect the overall well-being of your mouth. Call us today to schedule a consultation to discuss wisdom tooth extractions with our Rio Rancho, NM dentist.


Why Choose Southwest Dental for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Welcoming, Locally Owned Dental Office
  • Relaxing Dental Sedation Options
  • Staff Focused on High-Quality Dentistry

When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

Woman holding up an extracted wisdom tooth next to her smile

While some people can keep their wisdom teeth without issue, extraction is always recommended if:


  • The wisdom tooth is currently impacted, meaning it is trapped in the jawbone or gums.
  • The wisdom tooth has erupted at the wrong angle, pressing against the other teeth and causing various issues.
  • An examination shows that there won’t be enough room for the wisdom teeth when they try to erupt.
  • You have cavities or gum disease due to being unable to reach your wisdom teeth with a toothbrush or dental floss.


Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Woman brushing teeth to care for smile after wisdom tooth extraction

You should plan on going home to rest after wisdom tooth extraction, particularly if oral conscious sedation was used during the procedure. It’s important to avoid strenuous activity for at least 48 hours following the procedure. You can use a cold compress to help reduce swelling and take pain relievers to remain comfortable. Make sure your kitchen is stocked with plenty of soft foods like pasta, eggs, and yogurt that can be comfortably consumed during your recovery.