Why Bother With Wisdom Teeth Removal?

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You’d be amazed by how many things can go wrong in a person’s mouth over the course of a lifetime. That’s why it is always a good idea to partner with a dentist that you can trust to keep up with your ever-evolving needs. This includes evaluating your wisdom teeth if they should ever begin to poke through. You see, more often than not, when wisdom teeth do come in, they only cause trouble for you. So, they will need to be removed. Fortunately, Dr. Dickson has more than enough experience to know when an extraction makes sense. And once we know what is going on, we can typically arrange for your wisdom teeth removal before they become a real problem for you. Read on to learn more about it, and then be sure to get in touch with our Plano, TX dentist’s office to request your consultation. Just give us a call and we’ll take care of the rest!

What Exactly Are Wisdom Teeth?

In layman’s terms, wisdom teeth are your third set of molars, they usually show up when you are a teenager. Even so, many patients won’t have to deal with these troublesome teeth until they are in their early 20s. These teeth used to have a function that has long since ceased to matter. Over the course of human evolution, our mouths have changed quite a bit along the way. Wisdom teeth do still try to come in, but many people simply don’t have enough room for them any more. As you might imagine, multiple problems can result from these teeth pushing through.

Are Wisdom Teeth Always Extracted?

Perhaps there are some cases in which they can be left alone, but generally speaking, if you would like to sidestep dental pain, tooth decay, oral infections, periodontal disease, and mouth cysts, your best bet is to get us involved. Under Dr. Dickson’s leadership, our Plano, TX practice has centered around providing individualized dental care tailored to your unique oral health care needs, smile goals, and ongoing comfort. All that is to say that your mouth will be in good hands with us.

Is The Removal Process Difficult?

In the modern era of dentistry, wisdom teeth removal is a common and easy procedure. Our 3-D CT scan gives us a good look at your teeth and all the underlying bone, tissue, and nerve pathways. We’ll be able to see any potential complications before any oral surgery ever happens. Plus, if needed, we’ll have a specialist come to our office to perform your wisdom teeth extraction. He has been helping patients here at My Dentist in Plano for over 15 years, so you won’t have to travel to another facility for your procedure. Under our combined care, you will have a very comfortable, very predictable experience.

When you do visit our office to have your wisdom teeth removed, you will get the benefit of an experienced staff that knows how to help you relax. During your procedure, we will administer a local anesthetic or provide dental sedation so your experience will be painless and pleasant. Around here, you’ll have a choice of four kinds of sedation, including full general anesthesia.

After your surgery, we will instruct you on what to do as your mouth recovers. By following those directions, you will keep your mouth free from infections.

Just so you know, it’s also essential that you take some time to rest following your procedure. Wisdom teeth removal is still a type of oral surgery, and you should be prepared to take some time to recover afterwards. You wouldn’t want to head straight back to the office, that’s for sure!

That said, we do have extended hours, including Saturday appointments, so you can minimize the downtime following your procedure.

Be Wise, Call Our Plano TX Dental Team!

We hope that this post has inspired you to take the next step. To minimize complications, the American Dental Association recommends removing wisdom teeth before age 20. Still, whatever your age or background, we can help you navigate this difficult situation right now.

If you are ready to talk to us about wisdom teeth removal, call My Dentist in Plano, TX today or fill out our online form to schedule an easy extraction appointment.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.