4 Questions to Ask Your Dentist About Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth are probably the most commonly extracted teeth, any tooth that is affected by disease, decay, or trauma may be a candidate for extraction. Visit Beyond Dental & Implant Center today to get personalized care. Contact us now or schedule an appointment online. We are accepting new patients in our convenient location in Dallas, TX.
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How do you know your wisdom tooth is coming?
Is it necessary to remove a wisdom tooth?
What happens if you don’t remove a wisdom tooth?
How long does wisdom tooth removal take?
How much does it cost to remove wisdom teeth?
Located at the back of your mouth, the wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge from your gums. Most people have four wisdom teeth that are located in each corner of the mouth. Wisdom teeth usually appear in an individual’s late teens or early twenties. It is often difficult for wisdom teeth to develop because they cannot fully develop before all other adult teeth form. Occasionally, wisdom teeth emerge at an angle or become stuck and only partially emerge due to lack of space. Wisdom teeth become impacted as a result of this type of growth.
An X-ray may be the first indication that your wisdom teeth are on their way. The position of your wisdom teeth can be determined by a panoramic X-ray that captures all of your teeth and jaws in one image.
When you notice some unpleasant symptoms, you may know your wisdom teeth are growing without an X-ray. Indications that your wisdom teeth are about to break through include jaw pain, swelling of the gums, usually behind your second molars, bleeding or tender gums, a bad taste in your mouth, and bad breath.
The pain is usually mild but can be quite severe, but you may occasionally feel a sharp stab. The molars near your wisdom teeth may also be painful or uncomfortable to chew with.
Wisdom teeth are usually impacted, which means they are stuck under the gum line or don’t have enough room to fully break through.
If wisdom teeth don’t fully emerge, some dentists recommend removing them. Many dentists believe wisdom teeth should be removed at a young age before the roots and bone have fully developed, and when recovery is generally faster after surgery. Some young adults have their wisdom teeth removed before they cause problems.
A wisdom tooth removal may be necessary if you experience changes in the area of those teeth, as well as any of the symptoms listed above.
It isn’t always easy to decide whether to remove wisdom teeth. Consult your dentist or oral surgeon about the position and health of your wisdom teeth.
Choosing not to remove your wisdom teeth may be fine if they grow in completely, are healthy, are able to be cleaned as part of a daily hygiene routine, and are positioned correctly and properly biting with opposing teeth. In scenarios where these conditions are not met choosing not to remove wisdom teeth can generate a host of problems.
There is a good chance that wisdom teeth will cause problems if they remain completely hidden within the gums. When wisdom teeth cannot emerge normally, they become trapped (impacted) within your jaw. Often, this can cause infection or a cyst that can damage other teeth roots, or bone support. It is possible for wisdom teeth to emerge partially through the gums. Partially emerging wisdom teeth can create a passageway that is difficult to see and clean, which can attract bacteria that cause gum disease. It is possible for wisdom teeth to crowd nearby teeth. The wisdom teeth may crowd or damage nearby teeth if they do not have enough room to grow properly.
The surgery normally takes about 45 minutes. The type of anesthetic you receive may or may not take longer than the procedure to wear off depending on the type. To remove the teeth, your doctor may in fact have to cut your bone or gums. The wounds will be stitched shut so they can heal quicker, and after a few days, these stitches normally dissolve. Wisdom teeth can be removed at Beyond Dental & Implant Center.
For simple extractions of erupted teeth, you will typically pay between $200 and $700 per tooth. The cost of removing impacted teeth varies from $250 to $1,100, with an average of $350 to $550. When the teeth are in the lower price range, they are impacted inside the gums, whereas when they are in the higher price range, they are impacted in the jawbone. Among the factors determining your out-of-pocket expenses are the condition of the tooth, the number of teeth being removed, the type of anesthesia, and your location. In order to make procedures as affordable as possible, Beyond Dental & Implant Center offers an in-house dental discount plan. Wisdom teeth can be removed at Beyond Dental & Implant Center. We serve patients from Dallas TX, Plano TX, Addison TX, Garland TX, Richardson TX, Carrollton TX, and BEYOND!
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