Extraction of the Third Molars
Very few people look forward to having their wisdom teeth (or third molars) extracted. But for most patients, this procedure is necessary. If it’s time for your wisdom teeth to be taken out, it only makes sense to turn to skilled practitioners like the ones at Waxahachie Family Dentistry®.
We have years of experience performing wisdom tooth extractions for patients from Waxahachie, TX; Ennis, TX; and the surrounding areas. Our dentists will take excellent care of you. We understand how to make the procedure comfortable and painless, and we’ll ensure that you know everything you need to for a successful procedure and speedy recovery.
Learn more about why this procedure is necessary and what it entails below, and call us today to schedule an appointment.
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Extracted?
If you are like most people, your wisdom teeth start to come in between the ages of 17-25. This is years after your adult teeth have erupted. There simply isn’t any room for more teeth, and you may even have already had orthodontic work done to ensure a straight, even smile.
Your wisdom teeth can disrupt all of that. As they come in, they might try to push other teeth out of the way. They might become impacted, coming in crookedly or partially. All of this can make it more difficult for you to brush and floss, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Impacted wisdom teeth can also cause toothaches, headaches, and facial pain.
With all of this in mind, it’s usually best to have your wisdom teeth taken out as soon as they begin to come in.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Rest assured that your procedure will be painless and that your comfort is our priority. Before your procedure, we will go over everything to ensure you understand what will happen and how to prepare. Depending on the level of anesthetic needed, you may need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.
On the day of your procedure, our team will make sure you are comfortable using general anesthetic, local anesthetic, or some combination thereof. After that is done, we will safely and efficiently remove your wisdom teeth. Your recovery from the anesthetic will be monitored, and we will send you home with full recovery instructions. You can expect that your procedure will be painless.
The sooner you have your wisdom teeth taken out, the better. Don’t wait for toothaches, oral disease, or crowding to impact your quality of life. Call today to schedule a consultation for wisdom tooth extraction!