Wisdom teeth removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal

When your wisdom teeth grow in, they can become impacted and cause overcrowding, pain, and oral health complications.

Wisdom teeth removal can relieve your pain and preserve your oral health, even preventing the loss of additional teeth.

Board-certified dentist Brian Polidori in Lakewood, CO, can extract your wisdom teeth with minimal discomfort.

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Libby Yaple


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Dr. Polidori is definitely the Best Dentist in Lakewood. Hands Down! Always going to classes, keeps up with the latest in Dental techniques. He's honest, always tells you what you need. Reasonable cost. During procedures explains what he's doing in civilian language. I guess you can't say never any pain, but I've never experienced pain during his procedures. Top notch and well trained staff. If your afraid of dentists, don't be afraid of him, get an appointment today.

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Wilma Jones


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Everybody in the office is very friendly and helpful. The doctor really cares about patient's dental health education. He spent at least 3 times as much time as other doctors would spend to explain the correct procedures to take care of my teeth. He answered all my questions and I am very satisfied with his recommendations. He sets a good example for me. I promise that I will brush 2 times a day instead of current one time. During our gratitude sharing, I told my experience to all my co-volunteers and I hope they will get to meet the most inspring doctor.

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The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Timeline

We perform wisdom tooth removal in an oral surgery suite at our Lakewood office. Your sedation method will have been determined at your consultation. Dr. Polidori can help you choose the right option for your specific needs.

Dr. Polidori has been a practicing dentist and oral surgeon since 1992. He prides himself on providing expert care to his patients.

Day of Procedure

Dr. Polidori has been a practicing dentist and oral surgeon since 1992. He prides himself on providing expert care to his patients.

Local Anesthetic and Sedation

Your oral surgeon will begin by thoroughly numbing the area using local anesthetic. Adding sedation can ensure your complete comfort throughout the procedure.


Dr. Polidori will make a small incision in your gums to access the tooth. Impacted teeth may require a small portion of bone to be removed for access. 


He will then carefully remove the molar from the socket and then examine the socket to ensure no fragments are left behind. 

Dissolvable Stitches

Stitches may be needed to ensure the treatment area closes properly. These stitches should dissolve after a few days. 

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Recovery and Aftercare

Most patients report little discomfort during recovery. Here are some tips to help you in the days following your wisdom tooth removal:

Get plenty of rest and avoid exercise and heavy lifting for at least 48 to 72 hours. 

Apply ice or cold compresses to your jaw to minimize swelling. This is especially important in the first 24 hours. You can switch to warm, moist compresses on day two. 

Eat a soft diet. This will give the area time to heal.

Avoid drinking through a straw. Suction can dislodge the blood clot that forms in the space left by the wisdom tooth. This can cause a painful issue known as a dry socket. 

Take medications as directed. Your dentist may prescribe pain medication or antibiotics. Otherwise, take over-the-counter medications to minimize discomfort. 

Before you leave our Lakewood dental practice, we will provide you with all the instructions you need to recover as comfortably as possible. Our patients are our priority, so we'll be here for you every step of the way.
Dr. Polidori

Colorado Premier Dental, PLLC

Dr. Brian J. Polidori is a highly trusted dentist who is committed to providing his patients in Lakewood and the greater Denver area with the highest level of dental care. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association 
  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 

To schedule a visit to our office, request an appointment online or call us directly at (303) 935-3465.

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