Wisdom teeth are third molars situated deep inside your mouth, usually erupting in a person’s late teens or early twenties. However, these teeth may become impacted due to a lack of space in the jawbone or angle of entry. A mesial tooth, a tooth angled forward toward the front of your mouth, is the most standard type of impacted wisdom tooth.
However, not all patients need to get their wisdom teeth removed. But they could still develop problems later on. If you retain your wisdom teeth, make sure to floss and brush regularly around your wisdom teeth and visit your dentist regularly.
At Stone Lake Dentistry in Cypress, TX, we provide an exceptional wisdom teeth removal experience that has minimal pain and recovery time. You will be completely relaxed and pain-free during the procedure, with no memory of the actual surgery.
When Should the Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?
Wisdom teeth should be ideally removed when the said teeth's roots have not yet fully developed and the bone surrounding the teeth is less dense. This is usually during a person’s late teens or early twenties. These two aspects can make extraction more accessible, as well as speed up your recovery.
When a wisdom tooth gets impacted, it has to be extracted. If not, you may develop tenderness of the gums, swelling, or even unbearable pain. Whether fully or partially erupted, impacted wisdom teeth are likely to be quite tricky to clean, making them vulnerable to tooth decay and infections. These dental issues in turn might lead to gum disease.
However, each patient's situation is different. Dr. Christian Escobar will take an X-Ray to decide whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed and proceed with the surgery.
How Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Dr. Christian Escobar will first numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic to remove a wisdom tooth. If required because you feel nervous about the procedure, we can use additional medication to safely sedate you during the extraction.
If the impacted tooth is still under the gums and entrenched in your jaw bone, we will need to remove a section of the bone to be able to pull out the tooth. To reduce the amount of bone removed with the tooth, we will slice your wisdom tooth into smaller pieces so that each piece can be extracted through a small opening in the bone.
How long will it take to heal?
Once your wisdom teeth have been pulled out, the healing process begins. The recovery time varies based on the degree of difficulty involved with the extraction. Dr. Christian Escobar will give the necessary instructions for a comfortable, efficient healing process.
If you want to get your wisdom tooth extracted, call Stone Lake Dentistry in Cypress, TX 77429 at (832) 930-7856 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christian Escobar.