Wisdom Teeth Removal in San Antonio
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The wisdom teeth removal professionals at Lee Dental Centers are the best in San Antonio. We understand that wisdom teeth can be painful but they don’t have to be. If you are experiencing any discomfort as your wisdom teeth begin to erupt in your mouth you should schedule a free consultation at Lee Dental Centers to discuss your treatment options.
But first, what exactly are wisdom teeth and why do they create so many problems in your mouth? Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that most people get in the very back of your mouth. Typically, wisdom teeth appear in our late teens of early twenties. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone one needs to have them removed because they can be helpful to mastication if they come in healthy, well aligned, and your mouth has room for them. Unfortunately, many mouths don’t have enough room for them, which means as the wisdom teeth erupt, they push your existing teeth out of alignment which creates pain and if left alone can ruin your beautiful smile.
In the worst-case scenario, wisdom teeth erupt in your jaw sideways or any other non-vertical alignment that pushes directly against your existing molars – a condition called Impacted Wisdom Teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can also be partially erupted, and because partially erupted teeth are hard to keep clean by brushing, they often develop cavities. This type of cavity, when left untreated, can develop pericoronitis – an inflammation or infection of the soft tissue around the wisdom tooth. In fact, pericoronitis is one of the most common problems related to wisdom teeth.
Left untreated, pericoronitis can evolve into a serious disease. Symptoms of pericoronitis range from medium or acute pain and swelling, to difficulty opening the mouth, sore throat, and very bad breath. In severe cases, symptoms of pericoronitis include fever, earache and difficulty breathing. Anyone with partially erupted wisdom teeth combined with any of the symptoms of pericoronitis should see a dentist as soon as possible.
Although every mouth is unique, many dentists recommend extraction for wisdom teeth to prevent problems with them later in life. Schedule a free consultation today if you have wisdom teeth. Call Now 210.681.5555. Make sure to add us on Facebook.
Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Extraction
- My wisdom teeth are causing pain.
- My wisdom teeth are poking through my gums.
- My wisdom teeth are causing my other teeth the shift.
- My wisdom teeth are impacting my other teeth.
If you say yes to any one of these statements,
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Wisdom Teeth: Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to have my wisdom teeth evaluated for extraction?
Wisdom teeth can be removed at any age, but generally wisdom teeth are removed between the ages of 16 and 21 when the roots are not as well developed. Individuals will differ in how their wisdom teeth are positioned, and in the general development of these teeth. An evaluation by your dentist, orthodontist, or oral surgeon is helpful in deciding the ideal time to have these teeth removed.
Can I be sedated for wisdom tooth removal?
How much recovery time will I need after wisdom tooth removal?
Every patient is different, but most can return to work or school within 48 to 72 hours. Patients will generally receive a non-steroidal pain medication, as well as a small amount of narcotic pain medication for use after the procedure.
How to prevent dental problems in the future?
Many dental experts do not agree about the value found in the removal of impacted molars that are not creating any issues. It is not hard to assume potential problems with impacted wisdom teeth later in life pushing other teeth out of alignment and other common problems seen with wisdom teeth in older adults such as:
- Wisdom teeth that are symptom-free may still harbor disease or cavities
- Lack of space for the molar to grow can make it difficult to clean it correctly
- In younger adults, serious complications occur much less frequently than any other age group