As you enter into adulthood, your third molars, aka wisdom teeth, begin to erupt. These late-comers can cause the rest of your teeth a number of problems —pushing them around and crowding them so that your bite becomes misaligned. Other times, your wisdom teeth may not erupt properly, becoming infected or impacted, which can be very painful. When this happens, Dr. Murphy will recommend that you have your wisdom teeth extracted.
Try as we might, sometimes a tooth just can’t be saved. If a tooth is damaged beyond repair, whether due to decay, trauma, or injury, Dr. Murphy will recommend it be extracted and replaced to keep your mouth healthier in the long term.
What to expect when undergoing a tooth extraction
A tooth extraction is a minor surgical procedure performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the number of teeth that need to be extracted. Healing time will also vary based on the extent of the procedure. Dr. Murphy will give you all the information you need to know before the procedure so you can be fully and properly prepared, and she will send you home with easy-to-follow after-care instructions to ensure a quick and comfortable recovery.
Meet Your Bozeman Dentist
My mission is to provide a comfortable, caring environment where you can expect to receive the most thorough and gentle care possible. I will take the time to learn what goals you wish to achieve, and we can also address any fear, guilt, or embarrassment you may be feeling that is preventing you from achieving those goals.
CASSANDRA MURPHY, DMD
We Think Seeing the Dentist Should Be Simple
Seems like a no-brainer! Here at Bozeman Gentle Dentistry, we want seeing the dentist to be as easy as possible. You should feel heard, appreciated, and respected during every step of your visit. See how we make dentistry better for all our patients.
Be seen when it’s most convenient for you and your family thanks to convenient, online appointment requests and flexible scheduling options. No more rushing to the dentist or trying to find the time.
Your visit should be stress-free, not stressful! Enjoy the convenience of mobile booking, digital forms, easy payment options, and much more.
We use the latest equipment and treatments that modern dentistry has to offer, providing you with effective care for a lasting smile. Our treatments are designed to make you feel comfortable at all times.