As we approach adulthood, up to four new teeth could erupt in the rear of our mouth. Known as wisdom teeth, these third molars could cause serious trouble for the beauty and health of your smile. To prevent these complications, your Celina, TX, dentist could offer a comfortable and safe tooth extraction!
The Dangers of Third Molars
The wisdom teeth could force additional teeth in your jaw, in spaces where there simply isn’t room for them. As a result, they could only partially erupt, causing painful impaction. The arrival of your third molars could also mean the onset of infection, damaged teeth, and dental misalignment. To avoid these negative changes to the health, function, and beauty of your smile, we suggest removing the teeth in your late teens or early 20s, before they become a problem.
The Tooth Extraction Process
We begin by administering a numbing agent and dental sedation, so you enter a state of deep calm and relaxation. During the procedure, we open the area of the gums above the teeth to access and remove them with forceps. We then suture the area closed. The sedation will take time to wear off completely, so you should arrange for a friend or family member to bring you home. Along with preventing wisdom tooth complications, we could suggest an extraction to remove severely damaged or infected teeth before they put the rest of your smile at risk, or to make room for orthodontic care. We also take out teeth loosened by gum disease.
Comfort and Recovery
When you return home, we will have provided prescriptions for medication and pain management. For the first day, you should eat only soft items, avoid using a straw, and avoid prodding the extraction site with your tongue. After a day, you can usually return to normal activities. We will remove the sutures in a follow-up visit, and make sure your smile is healing as it should. While wisdom teeth won’t need replacement, if you lose a tooth to damage or infection you suddenly have a gap that could complicates your oral health. With dental bridges or dental implants, we can fill the gap with a stable and lifelike replacement tooth, restring your smile to optimal health and beauty once again.
If you have any questions about how we extract a tooth, or if you would like to schedule a visit for yourself or a member of your family, then contact our team today.
Talk To Your Celina, TX Dentist’s Office About Extracting Teeth
We want to help you maintain your best possible smile, even if that means removing a tooth. To find out more about our restorative treatment options, from extraction to tooth replacement, then contact your Celina, TX, dentist, Dr. Ganjoor, by calling (214) 851-0130.