Some people develop a third set of molars in the extreme back portion of the mouth. These molars are called “wisdom teeth.” For some patients these teeth don’t pose a problem at all. But for those people whose mouths are too small to accommodate this extra set of molars, wisdom teeth can be a serious problem. Often, wisdom teeth removal is the best option. This is one of many services that we provide for our Taylor, TX, area patients.
Are You a Candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Only your dentist can tell for certain if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed. But there are some indications that you might need it done. If you are experiencing pain or any type of discomfort due to this extra set of molars erupting, you should let your dentist know right away. If the teeth come in at an angle, or only partly emerge through the gum tissue, they can become impacted. This can negatively affect other surrounding teeth as well.
Important Information about Wisdom Teeth Removal
You should know that wisdom teeth removal involves oral surgery. This means that you’ll need to schedule time off from work or school, so you can go through the procedure and have some time at home afterward to recover and heal. Fortunately, we provide a variety of dental sedation methods that are specifically designed for this type of procedure. While the thought of surgery may be daunting for some patients, the results are well worth it since wisdom teeth removal alleviates the pain and discomfort that many patients feel as a result of this third set of molars. Although having your wisdom teeth removed is a surgical procedure, the recovery time is relatively short, and you should be able to return to your daily routine within several days after the procedure.
Contact Our Office for More Information
To find out more about wisdom teeth removal, or to schedule an appointment with our friendly doctors, call our Taylor, TX, office today.