About Wisdom Tooth Removal
A person's last two molars usually show up in the later adolescent are referred to as wisdom teeth. Situated in the back areas of both arches, wisdom teethalso known as the third molars typically lack proper space to comfortably develop, are hard to keep healthy, and could require removal to ensure general dental wellness. Third molars may be impacted (trapped in the gums or jawbone), poorly aligned, or not able to form all the way, causing several oral conditions.D.D.S. Gabrielle Dizon offers wisdom teeth removals for Dallas, TX patients to increase oral health and safeguard against misalignment and decay. If you or someone in your family has aching or unerupted wisdom teeth, arrange a checkup at Preston Hollow Dental Care to hear about your care options.
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Are You a Candidate?
Usually, third molar extractions are done for people who are around 17 to 25 years old. Not everyone's wisdom teeth will always need extraction, though keeping crowded wisdom teeth inside of the mouth might cause unnecessary potential oral concerns down the road. will generally suggest wisdom teeth removal for people with:
- The development of a growth near the mandible
- Overcrowded teeth
- Inadequate space for proper third molar eruption
- Decay on the wisdom teeth or people who have trouble the wisdom teeth clear of debris
- Totally or semi-impacted?third molars within the gums or bone
- Periodontal bleeding or swelling, facial puffiness, or jaw joint pain
The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Preston Hollow Dental Care conducts wisdom tooth removals the individual under mild anesthesia. However, this treatment can also be done with oral-conscious or IV sedation services to improve comfort. Many cases of wisdom teeth removal require an excision method, especially when the teeth are impacted, have misshapen roots, or are firmly held within the jaw tissue. When makes an opening in the gum tissues to get to the impacted molar, She might split it into parts, which allows for a more efficient removal. Based on your individual case, all four of the wisdom teeth could be addressed during the same session. Stitches might be used to protect the extraction areas and help with the healing period. Our incredibly experienced team will offer you post-surgical rules to follow over the next several days.
Recovery Following Oral Surgery
Individuals who get more advanced types of sedation to stay comfortable throughout their visit will need to be accompanied by a trustworthy friend to drive them home safely. For the first few days, it's crucial to restrict spitting, sipping using a straw, having high or low temperature foods and liquids, and to fully cease using tobacco and vaping. These actions will likely dislodge the scabbing at the removal location and cause an issue known as "dry socket." It is expected to have facial swelling and pain following third molar removals, which might be lessened with prescription or over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses applied against the face. We will supply you with instructions to enable you to take care of your gums while you heal and arrange a follow-up appointment to assess your surgical sites while they heal.
Other Extraction Types
In some cases, kinds of teeth besides the wisdom teeth need to be extracted to improve oral wellness. These scenarios often include serious cavities, cracked teeth, worsening jawbone deterioration, or teeth that cannot be restored. Children may require extractions to remove retained baby teeth or to help with orthodontic procedures. Although always aims to save natural teeth, the preferred solution for certain oral issues may be an extraction.
Are Extractions Covered by Insurance?
Dental procedures, like tooth removals, might be partially covered by some dental insurance programs. Despite this, some sedation techniques might not be included. Our office coordinator will assess your treatment plan and estimate any anticipated personal costs before your surgery. Preston Hollow Dental Care accepts several types of medical payment plans and a vast selection of payment approaches.
FAQ About Wisdom Teeth Extractions
#1: What happens if you don’t remove wisdom teeth?
If they do not grow in properly or have enough room in the mouth, wisdom teeth can cause dental problems including damage to surrounding teeth and jaw, development of cysts, inflamed/infected gums, tooth decay (cavities), alignment issues, or sinus problems.
#2: What are the symptoms that wisdom teeth should be extracted?
Symptoms of wisdom teeth that should be extracted include pain, tenderness, swelling around the gums, discharge if there is an abscess or infection, or if you can see it partially poking through the gums behind the second molar.
#3: At what age do people get wisdom teeth?
Most people get their wisdom teeth in their late teens to early twenties. There are some instances where wisdom teeth develop as a pre-teen or older adult.
#4: What is an impacted wisdom tooth?
A wisdom tooth is considered impacted if there is not enough room in the mouth after the second molar for the wisdom tooth to emerge and develop normally. The tooth is then considered trapped or impacted.
#5: What is the recovery period for wisdom teeth extractions?
It usually takes approximately 7-10 days to recover from wisdom tooth extraction surgery., Some patients may experience shorter or longer recovery times depending on how their body heals.
#6: Will there be swelling after wisdom teeth are removed?
It is normal to experience some swelling, minor pain, and bruising after wisdom tooth extractions. The swelling will improve after a few days. You can use ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers to manage your symptoms.
#7: What can I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?
Immediately following surgery, it is recommended to start with clear liquids, without the use of a straw. If this is tolerated, you may be able to move to a dairy-based diet, such as ice cream, smoothies, yogurt, or pudding. Eventually, you can progress to soft foods such as apple sauce, mashed potatoes, pasta, or scrambled eggs. Avoid spicy foods, food with seeds, hard or chewy foods, acidic foods and drinks.
Plan Your Procedure
Preserve Your Health and Smile
Gabrielle Dizon is pleased to offer wisdom tooth removals to preserve the continued health of your family's mouths. This precision oral treatment is commonly performed for Dallas, TX adults and teens and might be necessary if normal tooth eruption is not probable or different problems exist. For supplemental details about wisdom tooth extraction, arrange an exam at Preston Hollow Dental Care as soon as you can.