Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Allen, TX

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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

A person's last pair of teeth that commonly emerge in the early adult years are known as wisdom teeth. Located in the back corners of each arch, wisdom teeth (also called third molars) often don't have enough room to grow in, are difficult to keep free of debris, and may need removal to preserve overall dental wellness. They can become impacted (trapped under the gums or jaw), poorly aligned, or unable to form properly, leading to many problems. Our expert team performs wisdom tooth removals for people in Allen, TX to preserve their dental health and prevent jaw pain and decay. When you or your teen have aching or ingrown wisdom teeth, call for an exam at The Dentist of Allen to find out how we can help you.

Wisdom teeth often cause problems like overcrowding, impaction, infection, and decay. Extraction performed at The Dentist of Allen can prevent these issues and benefit oral health. Further advantages of wisdom tooth extractions at our Allen, TX include:

  • Preventing sinus issues and breathing problems
  • Maintaining the health of the jawbone
  • Improving oral hygiene
  • Minimizing pain
  • Reducing the risk of TMJ issues
  • Assisting with proper bite alignment

Usually, wisdom teeth extractions are performed for people between the ages of 17 – 25. Not all wisdom teeth will require removal, though having impacted wisdom teeth inside the mouth might result in unnecessary dental complications. Our team at The Dentist of Allen may conduct wisdom teeth removal for individuals who experience:

  • Completely or semi-impacted wisdom teeth beneath the gum tissues or jaw
  • A lack of room to allow efficient emergence
  • Tightly spaced teeth
  • Any formation of a tumor in the jaw
  • Periodontal redness (pericoronitis), cheek puffiness, or TMJ aches
  • Deterioration of the wisdom teeth
  • Difficulty making sure the wisdom teeth are clean

What Should I Expect During Wisdom Tooth Removal?

The Dentist of Allen performs wisdom tooth extractions with the patient under mild anesthesia, and this might be paired with sedation. Most wisdom teeth require excision, usually when the teeth are impacted, have abnormally shaped roots, or are firmly anchored to the jawbone. Once we make an incision in the gums to reach the impacted molar, we may cut it into smaller pieces for easier removal. Based on your situation, each of the wisdom teeth may be extracted in a single procedure. Sutures might be used to close up the excision areas and aid in recovery.

Patients needing sedation during their session will need to bring someone to get them home safely. In the first few days following the extraction, it's important to avoid spitting, using straws, eating hot or cold foods and drinks, and using tobacco products. Doing these things can result in a painful condition known as a "dry socket." You may have facial puffiness and aching after your extraction, which can be managed with pain relievers and cold packs held to the jaw area. Our team will give you instructions on post-op care to ensure a fast recovery.

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Preserve Your Health and Smile

The Dentist of Allen is happy to perform wisdom tooth extractions to safeguard the long-term wellness of your family's oral health. This is a common treatment for wisdom teeth that don't grow in correctly or become impacted and painful. To get more information about wisdom tooth extraction, schedule an appointment at our Allen, TX office.

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Is wisdom tooth extraction painful?

The extraction procedure is usually not painful because our team in Allen, TX uses local anesthesia to numb the area. However, there may be some discomfort and swelling afterward, which can be managed with pain medication and ice packs.

What should I eat after my wisdom teeth are taken out?

For a few days after wisdom tooth extraction, it's important to eat soft and easily chewable foods that won't irritate the surgical site or dislodge the blood clot. Common foods to have during this time include smoothies, soup, mashed potatoes, applesauce, yogurt, scrambled eggs, and pudding. It’s also important to avoid hot, spicy, acidic, or crunchy foods for the first few days after surgery, and don't use a straw or smoke, as these can dislodge the blood clot and delay healing. Before you are released to return home following the extraction, The Dentist of Allen will give you detailed aftercare instructions.

What are the potential complications of wisdom tooth extraction?

The most common complications include bleeding, infection, and a dry socket, which is a painful condition that occurs when the blood clot in the socket dissolves or dislodges. However, serious complications are rare.

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