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Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Richmond, TX

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About Wisdom Tooth Removal

The final set of molars frequently emerge in the late teen are referred to as wisdom teeth. Positioned in the rear ends of both arches, wisdom teethadditionally known as the third molars typically don't have adequate space to effectively grow in, are hard to keep clean, and could need extraction to preserve general dental health. These teeth might be impacted (trapped under the gums or jawbone), misaligned, or unable to emerge all the way, causing a range of dental problems.D.D.S., MBA Jason Hsieh provides wisdom teeth removals for Richmond, TX teens and adults to enhance dental health and protect against misalignment and decay. When you or a member of your family has painful or ingrown wisdom teeth, arrange a checkup at Waterside Dental Care to hear about your care options.

Are You a Candidate? for Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Often, wisdom teeth extractions occur for those who are in their late teens and twenties. Not everyone's molars will definitively need removal, though keeping ill-fitting wisdom teeth in the mouth can result in unnecessary possible oral complications in the long run. may offer wisdom teeth removal for those who have:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Periodontal bleeding or swelling (pericoronitis), mid-face swelling, or temporomandibular joint aches
  • Damage to the wisdom teeth or those who have difficulty the wisdom teeth plaque-free
  • Insufficient room to accommodate complete molar eruption
  • Fully or semi-impacted?wisdom teeth under the gum tissues or bone
  • The development of a lump in the mandible

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Process

Waterside Dental Care conducts third molar removals the individual under local anesthesia. However, this treatment could also be paired with sedation dentistry techniques to improve relaxation. A large number of cases of wisdom teeth extraction need an excision method, especially if the teeth are ingrown, have bent roots, or are firmly situated in the jaw tissue. Once creates an opening in the gum tissues to expose the molar, He could section it into a few pieces, which allows for a more effective extraction. Depending on your personal case, all four of the wisdom teeth may be addressed in a single appointment. Stitches can be used to close off the extraction areas and encourage the recovery process. Our skilled staff will provide you with post-surgical tips to adhere to over the following days.

Recovery Following Oral Surgery

Individuals who request further kinds of sedation to relax them throughout their visit will have to bring a responsible adult to transport them home safely. For the first several days, it's critical to avoid spitting, drinking using a straw, choosing high or low temperature foods and drinks, and to completely stop smoking and vaping. These activities will likely pull out the scabbing in your removal area and lead to a condition called "dry socket." It is not uncommon to experience jaw swelling and pain following third molar extractions, which might be diminished with prescription or drugstore pain relievers and cool compresses held to the jaw area. Our team will supply you with tips to enable you to take care of your mouth at home and set up a check-in visit to monitor your surgical sites as they recover.

Other Extraction Types

In some cases, types of teeth besides the wisdom teeth need to be taken out to safeguard dental health. These scenarios often include severe cavities, broken teeth, progressive jawbone deterioration, or teeth that simply cannot be fixed. Kids may need extractions to remove stubborn deciduous teeth or to begin orthodontic procedures. Though constantly sets out to repair real teeth, the ideal solution for certain oral disorders might be a removal.

Are Extractions Covered by Insurance?

Restorative procedures, including tooth extractions, may be partially paid for by various dental insurance plans. Still, sedation dentistry treatments may not be paid for. Our billing staff will discuss your treatment plan and figure out any leftover personal expenses prior to the day of your surgery. Waterside Dental Care accepts various types of dental financing and a vast array of payment solutions.

FAQ About Wisdom Teeth Extractions

#1: What happens if you don’t remove wisdom teeth?

If they do not grow in properly or have enough room in the mouth, wisdom teeth can cause dental problems including damage to surrounding teeth and jaw, development of cysts, inflamed/infected gums, tooth decay (cavities), alignment issues, or sinus problems.

#2: What are the symptoms that wisdom teeth should be extracted?

Symptoms of wisdom teeth that should be extracted include pain, tenderness, swelling around the gums, discharge if there is an abscess or infection, or if you can see it partially poking through the gums behind the second molar.

#3: At what age do people get wisdom teeth?

Most people get their wisdom teeth in their late teens to early twenties. There are some instances where wisdom teeth develop as a pre-teen or older adult.

#4: What is an impacted wisdom tooth?

A wisdom tooth is considered impacted if there is not enough room in the mouth after the second molar for the wisdom tooth to emerge and develop normally. The tooth is then considered trapped or impacted.

#5: What is the recovery period for wisdom teeth extractions?

It usually takes approximately 7-10 days to recover from wisdom tooth extraction surgery., Some patients may experience shorter or longer recovery times depending on how their body heals.

#6: Will there be swelling after wisdom teeth are removed?

It is normal to experience some swelling, minor pain, and bruising after wisdom tooth extractions. The swelling will improve after a few days. You can use ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers to manage your symptoms.

#7: What can I eat after wisdom teeth extraction?

Immediately following surgery, it is recommended to start with clear liquids, without the use of a straw. If this is tolerated, you may be able to move to a dairy-based diet, such as ice cream, smoothies, yogurt, or pudding. Eventually, you can progress to soft foods such as apple sauce, mashed potatoes, pasta, or scrambled eggs. Avoid spicy foods, food with seeds, hard or chewy foods, acidic foods and drinks.

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Wisdom Tooth Extractions Preserve Your Health and Smile

Jason Hsieh is pleased to provide wisdom tooth removals to maintain the continued health of your family's teeth. This effective oral service is often done for Richmond, TX individuals and could be needed if easy dental emergence is not progressing or further problems are present. To receive more facts about wisdom tooth removal, reach out to us for a visit at Waterside Dental Care today.

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