Over 80% of people have their wisdom teeth extracted at some point, so it is likely you or a loved one will find this treatment necessary in the future. Thankfully, you can depend on the devoted dentists, Dr. Angelie Zamora and Dr. Rebecca Kim, and dental team at Smiles Family Dental to offer compassionate, quick and comprehensive results when performing wisdom teeth extractions in Irving, Texas. Contact us at 972-444-9337 for an appointment.
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?
Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the very back of your mouth and the last molars to develop. For the majority of us, there simply is not enough room in our mouths to accommodate wisdom teeth, which can often lead to health risks. In fact, wisdom tooth removal has become such a common practice that it is rare for adults over the age of 25 to have them.
Removing these teeth early is a preventive health measure, as many complications can occur when the third set of molars begin to push through the gumline. The complications most likely to emerge along with your wisdom teeth are:
- Damage to Other Teeth: When emerging, the third set of molars can displace other teeth, causing bite problems. This can result in severe dental discomfort or mouth pain.
- Damage to the Jaw: Cysts can form around these new teeth. If they are not properly treated, they can also cause gradual deterioration of the jawbone.
- Sinus Issues: The new stress of these molars can put pressure on the sinuses, which can cause pain and even migraines.
- Inflamed Gums: When emerging, the tissue around the wisdom teeth may become inflamed and contribute to hypersensitivity along the gumlines.
- Impacted Teeth: When there is not enough space to accommodate a wisdom tooth, it can become impacted as it attempts to erupt. This impaction can be very painful!
- Alignment: Even when the wisdom tooth itself does not emerge from the gumline, it can crowd your existing teeth. It may require treatment to correct your alignment again.
It is important to remember that removing wisdom teeth before any of these issues occur is the safest and easiest way to maintain good dental health. Take proactive care of your dental health by scheduling a consultation today!
The Wisdom Tooth Removal Process
Here at Smiles Family Dental, we understand that procedures like wisdom tooth removal can seem daunting. However, you can have peace of mind that our dedicated dental team combines the latest in technique and technology to make the wisdom tooth removal process as quick, comfortable, and efficient as possible for every patient.
The process officially begins when you meet with the dentist for a preliminary exam. During this discussion, we will work with you to make sure this procedure will not conflict with any medications, prior health concerns or scheduling you may have. We are also eager to answer any questions you may have about your procedure at this time.
Some of the most common topics discussed at this time are:
- How many of your wisdom teeth need to be removed?
- What type of anesthesia would you prefer to use?
- Are there any other health concerns you would like us to be aware of?
- What is the estimated duration of the procedure?
- Have the X-rays revealed any damage to your surrounding teeth?
- Will you need other dental treatments at a later date?
Our dental team will be sure to help answer any of these questions and more that you may have!
What To Expect With the Extraction
You will first be treated with the anesthetic method discussed previously with your dentist. Once this is done, the wisdom tooth itself has a numbing agent applied to it to help make sure you are as pain free and as comfortable as possible during this procedure.
Once these steps are completed, we will first inspect your soft tissues and the area around the tooth to ensure that there has been no damage done to the jawbone.
Once this inspection is complete, specialized tools will be used to gently remove the wisdom tooth from its socket. Afterwards, the extraction point will be carefully stitched to allow for the quickest recovery time possible.
Call Us for Your Wisdom Tooth Solutions
Whether you are looking for a consultation on preventive wisdom teeth treatments or your third molars are already causing you discomfort and trouble, Smiles Family Dental has the team to help! Contact us today and discover why it is wise to let our compassionate dentists resolve your wisdom tooth needs.