Smiles Family Dental is proud to announce that we offer in-office wisdom tooth removal in Flower Mound, Texas! This means that not only can we remove your wisdom teeth, but we can also provide any after care that you might need to ensure that the whole process is as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Our highly skilled dentists and team are committed to making sure that wisdom teeth removal isn’t a painful rite of passage but a quick outpatient treatment with a short recovery time.
Understanding Wisdom Teeth
Part of growing up involves getting your wisdom teeth. These teeth, known as the third molars, are typically the last teeth that grow in, usually when a patient is in their late teens or twenties. Although wisdom teeth might have been useful for chewing and biting harder foods at one point in human history, they usually come with a number of problems.
We remove wisdom teeth at all stages, but it is best to have them removed as early as possible. The earlier you get your wisdom teeth removed, the less time that they have to overcrowd your mouth and cause problems.
Why Would I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Here are some of the most common reasons why you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed:
Overcrowding. By the time that your wisdom teeth grow in, your jaw is already fully developed, and you already have all of your permanent teeth. This means that there often isn’t any space for these new teeth, and your mouth has to make room for them. As a result, your teeth are likely to become misaligned and cause pain.
Issues With Biting and Chewing. If your teeth become crooked or misaligned, you can develop an overbite or other chewing issues. This might not seem like a big issue at the time, but it can put unnecessary strain on your jaw as you eat. This can cause severe headaches and diminished self-esteem if you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look.
Impacted Teeth. Wisdom teeth can grow in crooked or sideways, which results in impacted teeth. Not only can impacted teeth lead to painful pockets of infection, but they can push against your other teeth and can contribute to overcrowding, misalignment and all of the problems described above.
What Is the Process of Wisdom Teeth Removal?
We take pride in our ability to streamline the wisdom teeth removal process and make it as quick and painless as possible. You can expect to undergo the following simple steps:
Initial Examination and Consultation. On your first visit, we will conduct an initial assessment that includes a series of X-rays to examine the state of your wisdom teeth. All mouths are different, so the extraction process must be tailored to meet your specific needs. We will develop a plan to make sure that your teeth are extracted as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Sedation. On the day of the extraction, we will start by getting you relaxed and comfortable. We offer a variety of anesthetic and sedation options, including oral and IV sedation, so that you won’t feel pain while we are removing your teeth. We want our wisdom teeth removal process to be as effortless as possible — ask us if you have any questions about our methods!
Tooth Removal. We will then gently remove your wisdom tooth with our expert equipment. The entire tooth will be removed, including the root, so there will be no potential problems with pieces of the tooth left in the jaw. The procedure is relatively quick and usually takes less than an hour in total to complete.
After Care. We will instruct you on how to clean the location where the wisdom tooth was removed so that it heals correctly, and we will give you guidelines on the appropriate food to eat so that the area won’t become infected. By following our guidelines, you will be able to avoid developing dry socket and gum pain.
Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Removal Today
Now that you understand why it’s important to have your wisdom teeth extracted, we want to provide you with a comfortable, smooth extraction process that will benefit you in the long run.
At our office, you will get much more than just tooth removal — you’ll get dental partners that are committed to making sure that you have a seamless patient experience with the necessary aftercare to heal quickly.
Call our office today at 972-346-1100. Drs. Angelie Zamora, Pauline Nguyen and Jennifer Mink look forward to meeting you and providing you with results that you can rave about!