Wisdom teeth are known as the third molars, and they are found in each of the four back corners of your mouth. While these teeth never develop in some patients or grow perfectly fine for others, most of the time, they can cause a great deal of trouble.
At Park West Dental in Houston, TX, we have the skills and expertise to perform a surgical extraction of these teeth. Once they have been detected and we determine they are likely to cause trouble, we will promptly remove them. This is to protect your oral health and prevent them from causing problems or damaging your smile. If you would like to learn more or schedule an appointment with us, we invite you to call today!
The Importance of Extraction
Wisdom teeth can cause many problems, so it is crucial to remove them as soon as possible. While these teeth serve no actual function, they can have a detrimental effect on your oral health; if not removed, they can:
- Damage other teeth
- Case infections or gum disease
- Lead to cyst development
- Overcrowding & orthodontic problems
By having these teeth removed, you can protect your teeth and keep your gum tissue healthy.
The Extraction Process
The extraction process is typically performed once these teeth begin forming, around 17 to 21 years old. Once an x-ray has confirmed the presence of these teeth, we will start planning for the extraction procedure. The process goes as follows:
- A local anesthetic numbs the area; we may also offer sedation to keep you comfortable.
- A small incision will be made in the oral tissue to remove the tooth.
- Upon accessing the tooth, we will determine if it is best to remove in one piece or fragments.
- Once the tooth is removed, we will clean the incision and close the gum tissue with stitches.
- Gauze will be placed to control bleeding until a clot has formed.
Your Oral Health In Great Hands
Our job as dental experts is not only to perform an excellent service or treatment but to focus on our patient’s comfort throughout their time with us. When you choose Park West Dental, you choose the professionals that care about your wellbeing and want you to not only have a good experience at the dentist but a great one!
When you pick our team for your wisdom tooth extraction, you can rest assured that your wellbeing is our top priority. We will ensure you have all the information you need and questions answered to feel comfortable with the process. To learn more about wisdom tooth extraction, call our office today! We will be happy to assist you.