Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are four permanent adult teeth situated in the back corners of your mouth on the bottom and top.
If your wisdom tooth doesn’t have adequate room to grow, you may have an impacted wisdom tooth that can cause pain, infection, or other dental issues. If this is the case, you’ll likely need to have it removed. Wisdom teeth removal is a seamless process and can be done in one day by Dr. Jaramillo here in Midlothian, TX.
To learn more about our high-quality wisdom teeth removal in Midlothian, TX, please schedule an appointment with us to speak to Dr. Jaramillo about any questions you may have. We will happily assist you!
Your last set of adult teeth to erupt are your wisdom teeth. They’re also referred to as ‘third molars’ and are located in the very back of your mouth on your top and bottom jaw. Some people may never experience issues with their wisdom teeth, but they can often cause pain if they become partially or fully impacted in your gums and jawbone. In this case, they would need to be removed.
Wisdom teeth need to be removed if they are causing pain and discomfort because this can lead to potential dental issues in the future. According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth removal is necessary if you experience changes in the area of your wisdom teeth, such as
Impacted wisdom teeth don’t have adequate room to develop or erupt normally. This can result in dental issues, pain, and damage to your other teeth. There are some cases where impacted wisdom teeth may cause no immediate problems, but because they are hard to clean, they may be more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay.
It is often recommended to have your wisdom teeth removed if they are impacted, regardless of whether you are experiencing any pain or other dental issues. Removing them will prevent potential dental problems from occurring in the future.
Here are the symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth:
Although you can’t keep an impaction from happening, you can stay on top of your routine dental checkups and cleanings every six months at our dental office in Midlothian. At your appointments, Dr. Jaramillo will monitor the growth and emergence of your wisdom teeth and advise you on any necessary treatment.
Getting updated dental X-rays may also be able to indicate impacted wisdom teeth, allowing Dr. Jaramillo to catch the condition before any symptoms develop.
The decision to remove wisdom teeth is sometimes a confusing one. Talk to Dr. Jaramillo about your wisdom teeth concerns, and he will recommend the best solution for your case.
If you experience any pain in the area of your wisdom teeth, infection, tooth decay, gum disease, or damage to nearby teeth, then wisdom teeth removal may be the best treatment for you.
Dr. Jaramillo will use one of the three types of anesthesia, depending on the complexity of your wisdom tooth extraction and your comfort level. Sedation dentistry options usually include nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or general anesthesia.
During your wisdom tooth removal, Dr. Jaramillo will perform the following:
After your wisdom teeth removal, you’ll have time to recover from your anesthesia. As you heal from your surgery, it’s important to follow Dr. Jaramillo’s post-op instructions:
Although wisdom teeth removal can be uncomfortable, your symptoms may become worse if left untreated. Here are some complications that could arise if you don’t get your wisdom teeth removed:
If you want to learn more about our high-quality, affordable wisdom teeth removal, give us a call or schedule a consultation today! Our friendly staff will happily assist you. We look forward to meeting you and starting your smile journey together!