During a wisdom tooth extraction, a professional dentist like ours at Spring Dental Arts removes the wisdom tooth to prevent pain, discomfort, and the shifting of a person’s teeth. It is an essential procedure for many, and it can make a great difference for overall oral health and wellness.
The wisdom teeth are the third pairs of molars that humans develop. These molars typically appear in the late teens or early twenties but can cause major problems. For a shocking number of people, there simply is not enough room for the wisdom teeth. Other people have trouble with the wisdom teeth not erupting – or emerging from the gums – properly. When this occurs, the gums become swollen and painful, and teeth might become crooked.
At Spring Dental Arts in Spring, Texas, we perform wisdom tooth extractions for a broad range of patients. The majority of our patients who need removal are those who are in pain from the molar eruption or those who do not have room for the teeth to emerge. If you are in your late teens or early twenties and are experiencing pain and discomfort along the back of your upper or lower jaw, you might have wisdom teeth coming in.
To assess your situation, our skilled dentist uses the latest technology. Besides a visual and tactile exam, our dentist will also take x-rays of your mouth to see better how the wisdom teeth are placed. It is common for the molars to become trapped by the jaw, so x-rays are necessary to highlight where they are likely to emerge.
During a wisdom tooth extraction, anesthetic is used to ensure you feel no pain. It takes several hours for the anesthetic to wear off, so patients will need someone to drive them home.
If you are interested in wisdom tooth extraction for yourself or your teenager in Spring, Texas, schedule an appointment for an exam with Spring Dental Arts. After a single appointment, we can determine if extraction is necessary and help you proceed from there.