Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Little Elm
Third molars were named wisdom teeth simply because they grow in during a time of life when young adults were thought to become wise. For some people, the eruption of wisdom teeth into the arch occurs without ill effects. Sometimes these teeth are able to come through the gums in a healthy way, in alignment with other teeth. In such instances, wisdom teeth may remain in the smile and they are cared for with daily brushing and flossing.
Many people experience discomfort or issues with oral health with wisdom teeth. The problems associated with the growth of these molars exist because there is often insufficient space in the mouth for these teeth. When there is not enough space for full growth, wisdom teeth may grow awkwardly, at unhealthy angles. Sometimes, wisdom teeth cannot fully come through the gums, or they may become completely trapped beneath other teeth. This is referred to as impaction.
Impacted wisdom teeth, whether partially erupted or fully encased beneath the gums, can cause soreness due to inflammation. Infection is also a risk, as is misalignment due to the pressure of teeth trying to find a place in the mouth.
Patients who are feeling the discomfort of improper growth may visit Frisco Elm Dental to discuss treatment. Wisdom tooth removal is very straightforward whether teeth have erupted or they are impacted. Using local anesthetic, and sedation as needed, Dr. Suri extracts wisdom teeth with gentle, precise techniques focused on patient comfort.
There is no need to wait until pain, infection, or misalignment occurs to address the issue of wisdom teeth. During routine examinations, x-rays can help us pinpoint the location of wisdom teeth and monitor their growth, as well as the growth of the jaw if it is still developing. Gaining an accurate view of tooth structures, including roots, Dr. Suri can then suggest the most appropriate treatment. In some cases, it may be to wait and watch. In others, when there is clearly no room for wisdom teeth to grow in, extraction may be recommended. As with all concerns related to teeth and gums, early detection and treatment is ideal.
Wisdom tooth extraction can be a beneficial procedure at Frisco Elm Dental. Learn more about this procedure by calling our office today.
Frisco Elm Dental
Dr. Vidya Suri
A graduate from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dr. Vidya Suri is an established dentist who prioritizes her patients and strives to provide them with the best possible dental care. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and skills including her ability to pay close attention to the details to provide her patients with the most optimal outcomes that exceed their expectations.
Dr. Suri treats patients of all ages. In order to ensure that she is doing her best, she regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay abreast of new practices, technology, and advancements in the industry. Dr. Suri is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.