It’s not fun but most people will have to experience this event at some point during their lifetime. It’s wisdom teeth removal and while it’s less than ideal, it is often necessary to preserve and protect your oral health. The good news is, the procedure itself is one that is performed regularly so it’s one that should run smoothly. Additionally, we’re in the perfect season to have the procedure done: summer!
Not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed however if you still have yours, keep reading to learn more about the procedure as well as if it might be time to have yours removed.
When it’s Time To Visit Your Garden Ridge Dentist
The most obvious sign that it might be time to visit your Garden Ridge family dentist is wisdom tooth pain. Your wisdom teeth are the very last set of molars in your mouth that, for most, develop and erupt at around 12 years of age. For some, the pain will start immediately. For others, the pain doesn’t begin until later in life.
There are a few reasons your wisdom teeth will cause oral issues. The first is the angle at which they grow. A great number of the cases our dentists and dental hygienists see are those where the wisdom teeth have grown in at an angle that pushes up against the molars next to them, causing teeth to painfully shift and crowd. This is actually a very common way for wisdom teeth to grow.
Sometimes wisdom teeth grow straight however, depending on the amount of space in one’s mouth, can crowd the back molars making it difficult to keep clean and ultimately resulting in cavities. In addition to cavities, wisdom teeth can also cause infections in the regions behind the second molar which can lead to other oral health problems such as gum disease.
If you still have your wisdom teeth and are experiencing pain and discomfort, wisdom teeth removal at your Garden Ridge family dentist might be required. It may sound a little intimidating but we assure you, it will be worth it!
What to Expect
When you’re ready to have your wisdom teeth removed by your Garden Ridge dentist, the first thing we’ll do is go over the details of your procedure. There are different types of extractions that can be performed depending on the condition of your wisdom teeth. Your procedure could be anything from a simple tooth extract (should the teeth be positioned just right) to a full surgical removal for impacted teeth.
Before your procedure is booked, your Garden Ridge family dentist will go over the condition of your wisdom teeth, which procedure will be performed, aftercare following your wisdom teeth removal, and the cost associated with your procedure. Our Garden Ridge dentist and dental hygienist will make sure you are fully knowledgeable about your procedure, what to expect, and all costs associated prior to booking your wisdom teeth removal.
If wisdom teeth are causing you pain and discomfort, and your search for ‘dentist near me’ has brought you to us, you’re in the right place! Contact our Garden Ridge dental office to book your appointment today at 210.651.5100!