Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal is a procedure that can be vital to your overall oral health. Your wisdom teeth are your third molars, frequently disrupting the other teeth in your mouth, especially your second molars, the neighboring teeth. At Prime Time Dentistry, we often recommend removing the wisdom teeth before they erupt, as this can lead to more complicated dental issues and surgery. Talk to your Frisco dentist if you think you are a candidate for wisdom teeth removal. At Prime Time Dentistry, providing superior and compassionate dental care is our top priority. For the most compassionate wisdom tooth removal Frisco has to offer, call Prime Time Dentistry.
Why do I need my wisdom teeth removed?
There are a few reasons people need their wisdom teeth removed, but it all comes down to this: typically, there isn’t enough room in the mouth to accommodate the wisdom teeth. Because of the lack of space, wisdom teeth can cause significant problems for the rest of your teeth when they erupt. There are three main reasons that you may need your wisdom teeth taken out:
- Your mouth isn’t large enough to accommodate another set of teeth.
- They grow at an angle, pressing on the neighboring teeth.
- You have impacted wisdom teeth, meaning your wisdom teeth get trapped in your jawbone or gums. Impacted wisdom teeth are often very painful.
How do I know if I need my wisdom teeth removed?
While most dentists suggest you remove your wisdom teeth preventatively, there are other surefire signs that you need your wisdom teeth removed.
- Your dentist has told you to remove them preventatively. We will look at your x-rays and determine whether or not your wisdom teeth will be problematic.
- If you are experiencing pain, swelling, or stiffness in your mouth around where your wisdom teeth erupt. While they are erupting, they can leave openings in your gums that leave you susceptible to infection.
- If the pressure from your erupting wisdom teeth is painful, it may put harmful stress on the surrounding teeth and can adversely impact them, causing your other teeth to move.
- If you have an impacted wisdom tooth, there is a risk that a cyst can form around the affected tooth, which can harm the jawbone and the rest of your teeth.
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, call Prime Time Dentistry immediately to schedule an appointment.
What to expect during your wisdom tooth removal
In most cases, we will use nitrous oxide, a laughing gas, or a local anesthetic. Your dentist at Prime Time Dentistry will discuss your options and guide you in choosing the best one for you and your long-term oral health. Wisdom teeth removal surgery typically lasts around one hour.
After your surgery, someone will need to drive you home.
Wisdom teeth removal aftercare
After wisdom tooth removal surgery, people generally can resume regular activity after the first day. You will most likely experience pain at the extraction site, and some patients experience blood at the site. You should avoid sipping to ensure the clot is not removed. You will require a diet consisting solely of soft foods for the first couple of days or until the pain subsides.
Your dentist will give you detailed care instructions following your extraction. If you have any questions about your aftercare or are experiencing severe pain after your procedure, please call our office immediately.
Why choose Prime Time Dentistry for your Frisco wisdom tooth removal
Our Frisco dentist is devoted to ensuring your safety and comfort before, during, and after your surgery. We understand that surgery can be frightening for some, and at Prime Time Dentistry, we aim to make your experience as stress-free as possible by providing you with the best care possible.
Your dentist is here for anything you need before, during, and after your surgery. During an initial examination that includes x-rays, you will discuss the problems you are having with your wisdom teeth, the type of anesthesia you want, and any questions about the specifics of the procedure as it pertains to your surgery.
If you need to remove your wisdom teeth, don’t wait any longer. Call our office today at 945-207-7463 to schedule your appointment.