Wisdom Teeth Removal in Houston, TX
Learn more about our Wisdom Teeth removal in Houston, TX
Wisdom Teeth are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. However, many times these teeth coming through cause a lot of pain and crowding in your mouth and so they are removed either before they break through the gums or soon afterwards.
Wisdom teeth extractions are considered based on health, position, and alignment of the molars. As these molars are located in the back of the mouth, they’re the most difficult to reach for proper cleaning and often have cavities if left in for enough time. When not aligned in proper position, it could crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. When a wisdom tooth is pushing against other tooth, it is considered to be “Impacted”. An extraction should be made right away to prevent damage and cavities. Even if well-aligned, your dentist may suggest an extraction. The oral surgeon or dentist will recommend this to avoid a more complicated and painful surgery in the future.
When a surgery is suggested, you’ll be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. LT Johnson, of the Oral and Facial Surgery Institute of Houston, is a trusted oral surgeon in Houston and the surrounding areas. Dr. Johnson will determine if a sedative is required to control your anxiety for the surgery. If your wisdom tooth is fully erupted (through the gum), extraction will be as easy as any other tooth in your mouth. If the wisdom tooth is underneath the gum and attached to the jawbone, an incision will be made and the tooth will be removed in small sections or completely, depending on its size. There is no wisdom tooth extraction too difficult for the professionals at Oral and Facial Surgery Institute of Houston! Make an appointment today. The longer you wait, the more potentially painful complications may arise from your impacted wisdom tooth.
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AREAS WE SERVE
- Sugar Land
- Missouri City
- The Woodlands
- Surrounding Areas