Wisdom Teeth Removal stops will get rid of pain and overcrowding from the third molars. At Highland Oak Dental, we’ll help you get rid of the pain due to the eruption of molars. Our wisdom teeth specialist Dr. Shiney George DDS has Number_ years OR many years of experience with surgical extraction of teeth in Frisco TX
Why are wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to erupt and are usually causing issues to your oral health. If it comes out aligned and the gums are healthy, it doesn’t require removal. But most of the time it comes out impacted and it can cause a plethora of problems to your oral health. In this case, oral surgery is needed particularly if it causes teeth alignment problems or is affecting the gum tissues. It can erupt sideways which can get trapped under the bones and gums.
Misaligned ones can cause many problems. When it comes out partially, the opening surrounding the tooth will allow the bacteria to thrive which can cause infections in the future. Symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth include swelling, pain, fever, and stiffness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom tooth can disrupt the neighboring teeth’s current position. A more serious problem will cause the destruction of the jawbone. It can also develop into pericoronitis which will cause infection to the surrounding wisdom tooth. When the impacted tooth gets removed, you are no longer at risk of these problems.
What is wisdom teeth removal?
The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth are a part of the person’s natural set of teeth. They are usually late to erupt and will come out between ages of 17 to 25. People can have up to four wisdom teeth, but sometimes they can have less. In some cases, there might be more than four wisdom teeth. This is called supernumerary teeth. As the tooth emergency, it usually impaces the surrounding tooth as they develop.
Sometimes wisdom teeth grow sideways or become impacted, in this case the tooth will need to be extracted. But not all impacted teeth will cause pain or any oral health problems during its development. In these situations, the patient will feel slight discomfort as the teeth erupt, but when it is in its final position the discomfort will stop. The problems will arise if there is enough room for the tooth to erupt that it starts pushing the neighboring causing misalignment. When the tooth cannot come out because of overcrowding, the food particles will get stuck in between and can cause infection which will later develop into gingivitis.
Highland Oak Dental is one the best in dental surgery for Wisdom Teeth Removal.
Oral Surgery Procedure
When the wisdom tooth is causing pain, it will need to be extraction. Wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively easy procedure.
Step 1: At the start of the procedure, your mouth will be numb with a local anesthetic. If you are anxious, they can administer a light sedative such as nitrous oxide(laughing gas) or oral sedative to help you relax.
Step 2: In some extractions, a small incision in the gums will be needed to cut the tooth into smaller particles so that it can be removed with ease. The duration of the procedure will depend on the patient’s case.
Step 3: After the teeth are extracted, patients will experience swelling and discomfort. This will go away after a few days.
Make an appointment with Dr. George DDS for Wisdom Teeth Removal.
The ADA states the following “The blood clots that form in the tooth socket is an important part of the normal healing process. You should avoid doing things that might disturb the clot”.
- Swelling – To reduce swelling place a cold compress outside the mouth every 25 minutes. This is an effective method to reduce swelling, inflammation or bruising.
- Bleeding – It is normal for your mouth to bleed. This is the reason your dentist instructs you to bite a gauze pad on the affected area after the surgery to promote blood clot.
- Dental Care – It is important to not eat, speak, or drink for the first two hours after the extraction. You need to rest and avoid any strenuous activities. Avoid displacing the blood clot and make sure to brush and rinse your mouth regularly to avoid coagulation.
- Eating – When the extracted area is no longer bleeding, you can drink water to hydrate yourself. You are only allowed on a soft food diet at this time as any other food can cause the blood clot to get dislodged.Also, avoid drinking carbonated drinks as it can disrupt blood clot as well.
- Medications – Take any medications and or antibiotics as prescribed by your dentist. If you are taking strong pain relieving medications, you are not allowed to drive, operate heavy machinery or drink alcoholic beverages.
How much does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?
How much is the Cost of wisdom teeth removal? Well, the cost will depend on the number of third molars that needs to be extracted. If you are worried about the price, we can help. We accept many different insurance and work with CareCredit. We also have in-house financing.
How much is wisdom teeth removal cost with general anesthesia sedation?
Cost of wisdom teeth removal can range from $75 to $250 per tooth. Impacted wisdom teeth cost between $200 - $600 per tooth. All 4 wisdom teeth removal typically cost around $600 - $1100. A single wisdom tooth extraction cost with General anesthesia sedation varies from $600 - $1100.
Dental insurance helps pay for extraction of wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth removal – Frisco
Have a safe, worry-free, and affordable Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Texas and leave our office with a confident smile. Our dental office at Frisco is filled with experts and great dental staff that will be glad to assist you with the cost, insurance, or any other inquiries you might have about this procedure. Highland Oak Dental is located near Frisco, State Full. We are open on Saturdays, or every X Saturdays (if applicable). Visit us at Frisco, TX or call us to Make an Appointment.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction FAQ
Is wisdom tooth removal painful?
There shouldn’t be any pain as your third molars are being extracted because dentists will use anesthesia to numb the area. If you do feel pain, tell your dentist right away so they can administer more anesthetic. Our Highland Oak Dental office will make sure you won’t feel anything during extractions.
How many days off do you need for wisdom teeth?
Take a day off for 2 to 3 days after your wisdom teeth is removed at Highland Oak Dental.
Should I get all 4 wisdom teeth removed at once?
Even if one or more of your wisdom teeth are causing pain, Dr. Shiney George DDS will recommend getting all four of your third molars removed. Multiple extraction costs less than having it removed one at a time.
What happens if you wait too long to get wisdom teeth out?
Your wisdom teeth are the last one to erupt, and when it erupts it usually comes out impacted. An impacted wisdom teeth can cause a variety of oral health issues that can go worse the longer you do not get it removed. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause gum disease, cysts, tooth decay, and many other issues. It can also force your teeth to fall out of alignment.
Can you live without removing wisdom teeth?
Yes. Even if the wisdom teeth have erupted without problems it will be harder to clean. This can lead to the development of bacteria that can cause a plethora of oral health issues in the future.
Can getting your wisdom teeth out change your face?
It won’t. A wisdom tooth when extracted won’t affect the facial structure of the person.
Is wisdom tooth extraction necessary?
According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth removal may be needed if you experience these changes in your teeth:
- gum disease
- repeated infection in the soft tissues behind the lower last tooth
- damage to the neighboring teeth
- extensive tooth decay
- gum disease
Discuss to your oral surgeon or dentist about the current health of your wisdom teeth so they can decide the best course of action for your situation.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Near Me
Picking a dentist near where you live or work is important as it can save you a lot of time and money. There may be several treatment or follow up appointments along with your routine visits; thus, having a dental office near you can make visits to your dentist more convenient. Also, look for a specialist with excellent reviews in wisdom teeth removal and the one you’ll feel comfortable working with.