richardson wisdom tooth extraction

Summer break means time off from classes for teens and college students. Which also means now is a great time for you or your kids to see us and have wisdom teeth removed before they threaten smiles! In today’s blog, your Richardson, TX, family dentist talks about why wisdom teeth need removal and how we can help with a gentle and comfortable approach to extraction.

The Impact of Wisdom Teeth on Teens and Adults

As a person reaches their late teens and early 20s, up to four new teeth can erupt in the rear of the mouth. Known as wisdom teeth, these third molars can cause major trouble for the smile. For example, since there is little room for them, they can crowd the smile to create misalignment, changing the appearance of your smile. They may only partially erupt, causing a painful impaction. The eruption of these additional teeth is also linked to infection and damaged teeth too. While they can be extracted after they erupt, it is much simpler to do so before they erupt, which also protects the alignment and health of your smile.

An Extraction Without Missing Class

Summer break means we can offer an extraction for older teens and college students without the risk of them missing classes. They have time for recovery at home and in as little as 24 hours, they can return to their normal routine. Our team will start by taking detailed digital x-rays, which use 90% less radiation and provide more detailed images than traditional systems. We can pinpoint the position of the teeth and plan the extraction in detail, so we avoid sinus cavities, nerve tissues, and blood vessels. Our team not only numbs the area, but we can administer sedation to help you or your teen enter a calm state, even if you have dental anxiety. We then open the gums above the teeth and remove the teeth with a pair of forceps, which can take as little as 30 minutes in some cases.

Aftercare Instructions

Once the procedure ends, we will suture the area closed and provide prescriptions to aid in the healing period and keep you comfortable. With detailed aftercare instructions, we can help ensure the area heals quickly and without complication. If you have any questions about how we plan and implement a tooth extraction, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you and your family enjoy your best smiles!

Your Richardson, TX, Dentist Offers Children’s and Family Dentistry

Taking out the third molars protects your teen from issues like impaction and misalignment. For more information on extracting wisdom teeth, then please schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental Family Dentistry office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).