Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Among different types of teeth in your oral cavity, wisdom teeth or third molars are the most problematic ones. In a few percent of people, they appear normally, but in most cases, they erupt at an irregular angle or remain impacted. At GLO Dental Group, our dentists perform wisdom teeth extraction in Houston and Cypress, TX, with minimal pain and discomfort. During your initial visit, we will carefully examine your teeth to determine the right approach for extraction. Rest assured that your oral care is in the most skillful hands. Book a consultation with us today and find out if extraction is the best option for you.
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What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are a well-known name for your third molars, which are situated at the back end of your mouth. Because they erupt around the age of 17 to 21 years, a period associated with increasing maturity, most people call them wisdom teeth.
They are the last teeth to appear in your oral cavity. Many people do not have sufficient space in their jaws for third molars to erupt, due to which they remain partially or fully impacted. Even if they erupt, it can be challenging to clean them due to their position. This increases the risk of dental cavities and gum disease. To avoid these consequences, our dentists suggest wisdom teeth extraction as a preventative solution.
When Should I Get Wisdom Tooth Removal?
It is important to note that the removal of wisdom teeth is not necessary in every case. If they erupt normally and do not cause any functional disturbance, then it is better to keep them as long as they last. However, if they threaten the health of your teeth and gums, then the best option is to get them extracted. Signs that may indicate the need for wisdom teeth extraction include:
- Pain in the back of the jaw
- Redness, swelling, or inflammation of the gums
- Swelling in the wisdom tooth area
- Bleeding gums
- Increased tenderness
- Difficulty in eating food
- Foul taste in the mouth
- Dental pain that radiates to the head, ear, and neck region
- Difficulty in opening and closing the mouth
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What Is The Approach For Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
During your initial consultation, our dentists will record dental X-rays to determine the size, position, and angulation of wisdom teeth. Based on these factors, we will determine the best way to safely extract your wisdom teeth. If they are accessible, we will attempt simple extraction as it is much easier and has a fast recovery.
However, if your wisdom teeth are impacted, our team will proceed with a surgical extraction. In this case, we will incise the gums and gently remove a thin portion of the bone to access the tooth. We will extract the tooth using dental forceps and close the incision wound with sutures. Surgical extractions may take 3 to 4 weeks for complete recovery.
Book An Appointment At GLO Dental Group
If you are concerned that your third molars may be threatening your oral health, we recommend booking a consultation for wisdom teeth extraction in Houston and Cypress, TX. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.