Do I really need wisdom teeth removal? Little Elm, TX Dentist discusses when these teeth mean trouble
Bring us your misaligned, partially erupted, or fully hidden wisdom teeth. Complications with how these third molars develop are no match for the skill and experience of Dr. Vidya Suri of Frisco Elm Dental. Better yet though, visit us early and often to avoid the complications associated with wisdom teeth that are not positioned as they should be, or that break through the gums only partially. Depending on what Dr. Suri sees during your exam, she may become your wisdom teeth removal dentist in Little Elm, TX quite quickly.
If these teeth have not developed as they should, or are impacted underneath the gum tissue, this situation cannot wait. The pressure from impacted teeth pushing up on the gums can quickly escalate into intense and debilitating pain. Likewise, teeth that grow in at an angle because they simply do not have room to erupt in a healthy manner, can push on surrounding teeth and structures. The damaged wisdom tooth can quickly turn into damaged, surrounding teeth. Early detection with Frisco Elm Dental’s advanced technologies and know-how allows us to make the appropriate recommendation, which is either to take a wait and see approach, or to remove the trouble tooth.
Keep in mind that not everyone needs to have his or her third molars removed. Some people do not have these molars to remove in the first place, or only one or two wisdom teeth may develop. Since every patient is so unique, it is important to rely on Frisco Elm Dental’s technologies and expertise to accurately identify the position of each molar, and surrounding structures in the jaw. If the tooth must be removed, in the gentle and adept hands of Dr. Suri, this procedure is straightforward, routine, and completed at the office. The area to be treated is numbed. So, you will not feel anything. She will also discuss sedative options to keep you calm and for added comfort, as well as any instructions to follow before and after treatment. Post-extraction healing is generally uneventful when you ease swelling or consume foods and drinks as directed by Dr. Suri, to avoid complications such as dry socket.
Wisdom tooth removal is the exception to the rule. Most of the time, we recommend saving natural teeth with procedures such as root canal therapy and crowns. In this case, however, extractions are a must to restore oral health and wellbeing. Call (214) 705-7100 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Suri at the Frisco Elm Dental office in Little Elm, TX today.