Do you have Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
For many people, the prospect of wisdom teeth removal can be daunting. Wisdom Teeth is high up on the list of dental procedures that can cause anxiety, due to the invasive nature of the procedure. This can be especially true for older children, where it may be their first experience of serious dental surgery. North Texas Dental Surgery Wisdom Teeth and Implant Center in Plano, Texas has extensive experience in helping patients remove their wisdom teeth.
Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Wisdom teeth are usually removed in younger people between the ages of 15 and 25. However, it is possible to have them removed at any age. Dentists usually prefer to do the procedure as early in life as possible. This is due to the root of the tooth not being fully developed yet and the bone being softer. This makes extracting easier, and as such, the chance of complications and infection is lower.
When a dentist recommends wisdom teeth removal, it is occasionally quite a surprise to the patient. Many people are usually unaware of the reasoning behind the recommendation. The logic behind this process is preventative, if the teeth are not removed, much more serious complications can occur in the future. The corrective actions for these obstacles all involve removing the wisdom teeth.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
An impacted wisdom tooth is the technical term dentists use to describe wisdom teeth coming through in a mouth that does not have room for them. When this happens, the wisdom teeth can damage other teeth as they force their way through the gums. This can cause significant pain.
Wisdom Teeth Tumors / Cysts
In serious cases of wisdom teeth impactions, tumors and cysts can start to form around the wisdom teeth from the forces that are being constantly applied by the eruption. When this happens, the cysts and tumors can cause permanent damage to the gums and mouth.
How are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
The procedure for removal of wisdom teeth is reasonably simple for a specialty dentist. They are almost daily occurrences for experienced dental surgeons. Prior to the extraction, your dentist will perform a full dental examination to assess the current situation of your oral health. The first step of the process is to decide whether you want to sleep during the procedure. Once you are asleep the surgeon will administer a local anesthetic. This will totally numb the mouth and remove any chance of you experiencing pain during the procedure.
After the extractions, stitches are occasionally required to prevent infection. These stitches will not need to be removed by the dentist at a future appointment. If you are under IV Sedation, you will feel and experience nothing but peaceful sleep. You will wake up and the procedure will be completed.
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Wisdom Teeth Recovery
The mouth is incredibly quick at healing itself from dental surgery. Discomfort will subside rapidly after you have had your wisdom teeth removed. Within a few days, the healing process is basically complete. However, despite the speed of recovery, the healing process is very important. If you do not take care of the extraction site, reasonably serious complications can and do happen.
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Why is choosing the right dental surgeon important?
Here at North Texas Dental Surgery Wisdom Teeth and Implant Center in Plano, Texas, we provide high quality affordable care. Our comprehensive evaluation will provide an all-inclusive 3D technological scan that allows the surgeon to see your mouth in a format specific to wisdom teeth removal care. Our office has completed over 10,000 successful wisdom teeth removal cases.