What are Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
Wisdom teeth typically begin to develop in early adulthood. There is usually not enough space in the mouth for them to fully come in. Then they can become very challenging but the problems they cause. Wisdom teeth that are impacted may be painful, uncomfortable and cause infections and damage to surrounding teeth. If wisdom teeth are allowed to only partially erupt through the gums, inflammation and infection can develop around the open gum. Wisdom teeth extractions can easily be done in-office and are less invasive than you might think.
Why are Wisdom Teeth Extractions needed?
Because of the size of wisdom teeth and because most patients do not have enough room for them to fully come in. Therefore, we recommend having them removed as soon as they begin to develop. Impacted wisdom teeth can easily be seen on a 3-D X-ray. This allows us to determine where they are located and if they are causing any surrounding damage. You may need to have wisdom teeth extracted if they are beginning to erupt through the gums but do not have enough room to fully come through.
What makes you a good candidate for Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
Depending on how many wisdom teeth are going to be removed as well as whether they are erupted or impacted, you can undergo local or IV sedation. The procedure is easy and quick, and removing the wisdom teeth can prevent an assortment of dental related problems in the future. To determine if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, it’s important to come in for an exam and consultation.
What can you expect with Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
The first step to removing your wisdom teeth is coming in for an exam, consultation and a 3-D X-ray. This advanced x-rays allow us to see where the wisdom teeth are located and the best way to remove them. If you think you may need to have your wisdom teeth extracted or want to learn more about this procedure, call our office today at 713-941-8261 and we’ll work to schedule an appointment for you. We are located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.