Taking Steps to Preserve Your Smile

As people approach adulthood, up to four new teeth could arrive. Known as wisdom teeth, or third molars, these often cause serious problems for the health, function, and esthetics of your smile. For these reasons, our trained on-staff periodontist will usually recommend an extraction before they even erupt. By doing so, we help prevent complications that could negatively impact your overall health

The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Process

For our teen and adult patients in their early 20s, we will keep an eye on the wisdom teeth during periodic examinations. Before they begin to erupt, we will administer anesthesia and dental sedation to ensure you’re comfortable. Our talented in-house prosthodontist, Dr. Ambriz, or our skilled periodontist, Dr. Shalev, may perform the procedure. then we will gently remove the teeth and suture the area closed. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions and prescribe necessary medications to facilitate a complication-free healing period. Remember, removing your wisdom teeth prevents painful partial eruptions known as impactions, as well as misalignment, infection, and damaged teeth.

Ask Us About Wisdom Tooth Extraction

For more information or to receive a free consultation from Dr. Shalev, or to schedule a consultation, call the Viva Dental office nearest you at 214-337-7800 in Dallas, or at 972-437-6000 in Richardson.