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Wisdom Tooth Extractions

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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.

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