Wisdom Tooth Extraction Explanation

Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Houston, TX

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

One of the most common procedures that many dentists perform is wisdom tooth extractions. While most teeth extractions are fairly simple, wisdom teeth are often very complex. While having your wisdom teeth taken out can seem scary, the process is quite routine. Removing them is usually necessary for the health of your entire mouth—some important benefits to having your wisdom teeth extracted early rather than later.

Why Are Wisdom Teeth Extractions So Common?

The truth is, our wisdom teeth aren’t even necessary for us to eat and live. They are leftovers from our ancient ancestors who ate much coarser vegetation, tough meats, and nuts. The size of the head and mouth was larger than our ancestors to accommodate the extra teeth. This is why many people don’t have room for their wisdom teeth in their mouths.

That’s not the only reason many people have to have their wisdom teeth removed. Unfortunately for some, wisdom teeth tend to come in or “erupt” into the mouth incorrectly. They sometimes come in the wrong position, which can be damaging to other teeth. Other times they fail to erupt fully from the gum, leading to what is known as an impacted wisdom tooth.

Ultimately the goal is to protect the health of the mouth and the rest of the teeth, so the wisdom teeth must be removed.

The Process of Getting Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Though videos on the internet and stories can make the process seem scary, the procedure is not all that difficult, and patients are fully sedated during the entire process. Wisdom teeth can sometimes be removed all at once under general anesthesia. Still, if the teeth are impacted, and the extraction is more complex, the patient may need to be put completely under.

In more complex cases, our dentist in Houston, TX may only take out one set of wisdom teeth at a time to allow one side of the mouth to heal before removing the other two teeth. This is sometimes more comfortable for the patient.

We know some dental procedures can cause anxiety and even pain, so if you’re in need of sedation, we provide Sedation Dentistry for many services. Read more about Sedation Dentistry.

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Are you looking to get wisdom teeth extraction near you in Midtown, Houston, TX 77006? Contact Polish Dentistry today to get a wisdom tooth removal in Houston, TX!

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