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Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Plano & Garland, TX

What is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Wisdom tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves removing one or more of the Wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the backmost teeth in the mouth, and they usually erupt during the late teenage years or early adulthood. While some people have no problems with their Wisdom teeth, others may experience pain, crowding, or other dental problems. In these cases, Wisdom tooth extraction may be recommended.

The procedure is typically performed by an oral surgeon, and it is generally safe and effective. However, as with any surgery, there are some risks associated with Wisdom tooth extraction, including infection, bleeding, and numbness. These risks can be minimized by choosing a experienced oral surgeon and following all post-operative instructions.

Is a Wisdom Tooth Removal Necessary?

Your wisdoms can stay in place if you have enough space for all of your teeth. Removing anything that is healthy and grows straight in serves no use. However, since it poses a direct threat to your other teeth and roots and is a common site for infections, any tooth that emerges impacted needs to be extracted.

Many times the jaws of humans are not normally large enough to accommodate the four wisdom teeth. This is why wisdom teeth can cause more problems than any other teeth in the mouth. In fact, for nine out of ten people, at least one wisdom tooth remains underneath the gum due to lack of space in the mouth.

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Aftercare Steps Following Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extractions are a common procedure that many people go through. The recovery process is usually pretty straightforward, but there are a few things you can do to help ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. First of all, it's important to take it easy for the first 24 hours or so after the procedure. Avoid strenuous activity and try to sleep as much as possible. It's also important to keep your head elevated, as this will help reduce swelling.

You may experience some bruising and swelling, but this is normal and should subside after a few days. Be sure to brush and floss gently around the extraction site, and avoid using any straws or smoking cigarettes, as this can cause dry socket. If you follow these simple instructions, your wisdom tooth extraction should be a breeze!

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1Do I have to extract my wisdom tooth?
No if it is not creating a problem. In fact, wisdom teeth are a valuable asset to the mouth when they are healthy and properly positioned
2What are impacted wisdom teeth?
When a wisdom tooth remains underneath the gum, or when it is blocked from erupting or coming into the mouth normally, it is termed "impacted." The tooth may be partially impacted, meaning it grows in crooked and breaks through the gum only partially; or, it may fail to break through at all, thus remaining totally impacted.
3What types of problems can develop from impacted wisdom teeth?
Serious problems can develop from partially impacted teeth, such as pain, infection, and crowding of, or even damage to, adjacent teeth. For totally impacted teeth, more serious problems can occur if the sac that surrounds the impacted tooth fills with fluid and enlarges to form a cyst. This enlargement can hollow out the jaw and result in permanent damage to the adjacent teeth, jawbone, and nerves. If the cyst is not treated, a tumor may develop from the walls of the cyst and a more involved surgical procedure may be required for removal.
4Will I always experience symptoms if I have a problem with my wisdom teeth?
No. Many problems with wisdom teeth can occur with few or no symptoms. Consequently, there can be damage without your knowing it. It is important to know that as wisdom teeth develop, their roots become longer and the jawbone more dense.
5Why is it a good idea to have wisdom teeth removed early?
Because of the problems mentioned above, as a person grows older, it becomes more difficult to remove wisdom teeth and complications can become more frequent and severe. As a person ages, there is an increased chance of the above symptoms occurring. For these reasons, the surgeon may recommend the removal of wisdom teeth even if they are not yet causing obvious problems.
6Is wisdom tooth removal painful?
Dentistry is more sensitive than ever before, and we value your comfort. We employ instruments and techniques that efficiently alleviate as much pain as possible, allowing us to work swiftly, precisely, and with minimal stress to encourage rapid healing. We'll provide you aftercare recommendations to keep you comfortable and help you recuperate quickly.
7How long does it take to recover from wisdom tooth extraction?
After your wisdom teeth are removed, you should plan three or four days of rest or light duty. Resting will help you heal and reduce your chance of problems. It will take around two weeks for you to fully heal, but you should only experience little discomfort during that time.

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