Wisdom Teeth Removal
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Wisdom Teeth Removal
Are your wisdom teeth causing you pain and discomfort? Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure that assists to eliminate the pain caused by problematic wisdom tooth development. If left in place, difficult wisdom teeth can cause severe pain, infections and serious damage to the surrounding jawbone and teeth.
What is the Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth, or third and final molars, are the four last teeth to erupt, generally coming in between ages 16 and 21 sometimes because the jawbone is not fully grown to its adult size during the late teen years hence, the jaw is often too small to accommodate the new wisdom teeth comfortably. Because of this, the development of wisdom teeth commonly causes pain and discomfort and can lead to much more serious issues that require wisdom teeth removal procedure or Oral Surgery later.
Do I Need to Get My Wisdom Teeth Out?
Depending on the size of an individuals jaw and how his or her wisdom teeth develops, he/she may not experience any issues with a wisdom teeth. The best way to determine whether a person requires wisdom teeth removal or not is to visit a Dentist Office, keem smile dentistry Houston. Our Dentists will be able to review your dental history, take x-rays, and examine the general health of your mouth as well as the condition of your wisdom teeth. If the Dentist detect any issues with an individuals wisdom teeth, surgery may be recommended to have them removed. Early removal is generally the best option as it helps to avoid more serious issues in the future.
It is thus important to discuss the wisdom teeth removal procedure, risks, possible complications and outcomes with our Dentist. Most of the time, wisdom teeth removal is done in house/Office but sometimes cases are referred out to an oral surgeon. Wisdom teeth do not usually cause a problem when impacted but sometimes they do. For that reason, we may recommend extraction for prevention. If you decide not to proceed with the wisdom teeth removal procedure, ensure they are monitored before they do start hurting. Pain medication will not stop pain from wisdom teeth impaction.
When to have a Wisdom Tooth Removed
Wisdom teeth can cause serious issues and severe pain so if a problem is detected with the development of wisdom tooth, it is advised to have it removed as soon as possible. Below are the most common reasons for undergoing a wisdom teeth removal procedure.
Wisdom Tooth Removal Due to Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is damage that occurs when germs (bacteria) in the mouth make acids that eat away the tooth structure and leads to a hole in the tooth, called a cavity. If not treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss If the wisdom teeth is impacted, saliva, bacteria and food can accumulate around it, causing decay to the wisdom tooth or the tooth in front of it
Wisdom Tooth Removal Due to Gum Infection
Gum over impacted wisdom teeth can get infected from food particles that get lodged in the tiny space around them and this can cause severe pain that can be worsened by opposing tooth pressing on it when chewing (Pericoronitis).This is characterized by red and swollen gums that bleed easily while brushing. Patients May also have difficulty chewing or to open mouth fully.
Tooth Impaction is defined as a failure of the eruption of a tooth to its normal functioning position in the dental arch within expected period of time. When a wisdom tooth develops, it can cause a lot of pressure against the other teeth in the mouth as they try to make room. This can cause severe pressure pain and it can also damage adjacent teeth over time.
Patients Seeking to undergo an orthodontic treatment, sometimes require teeth removal Procedure among which is the wisdom teeth. This needed before the braces are placed because the wisdom teeth can compromise the results by moving the teeth out of place or when their is not enough space for the teeth in the mouth arch, a condition know as tooth crowding.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
Here is an outline of what to expect during a wisdom teeth removal procedure:
- The Dentist will use either local anaesthesia alone or plus oral sedation to numb the mouth and/or suppress patients consciousness during the surgery.
- An incision will be made in the gum to expose the tooth and bone
- If any bone is blocking access to the tooth, it will be removed with a bur.
- If the tooth is difficult to remove, it may be divided into several pieces
- The tooth is removed
- The extraction site is cleaned and any remaining debris is removed
- The site is stitched up if required for healing
- A gauze is placed over the site to control any bleeding and assist the formation of a blood clot.
The Average cost of a Wisdom Teeth Removal in Houston TX is $200, but this only an average it does not necessarily mean all wisdom teeth extractions costs exactly this. The cost could be higher and it could be lower it all depends on a number of factors. It is best to get an X-ray for the Dentist to examine the wisdom teeth first after which you can get much more accurate estimate for your wisdom teeth removal and you can avoid any surprise billings.
Post Operative Care
If a patient has received local anaesthesia, She/he given a brief amount of time to recover in the dental chair before heading home. If the patient was sedated, She/He will be required to have a friend or relative drive Her/Him home as it is dangerous to drive under sedation. Patients may also be prescribed medication to manage the pain. After the wisdom tooth extraction, it is important to follow the dentist’s advice. Following the instructions will promote faster healing and avoid any complications:
- Not disturbing the wound, by avoiding touching the site and chewing on the opposite side of your mouth for the first 24 hours
- Not smoking, as this can encourage bleeding
- Not spitting or using a straw, as this can dislodge the blood clot and cause a dry socket
- Using sterile gauze pads to control the bleeding and promote clot development
- Using a cold pack to reduce swelling
- Avoiding strenuous activities for a week after the procedure
- Avoiding alcohol for 24 hours after surgery
- Eating soft foods and avoiding hot beverages and spicy foods for a few days after surgery.
Get A Free Wisdom Teeth Removal Consultation
During your consultation, you will receive a free Dental Exam and Consultation By one of Our Specialist Dentist who will assess you and also discuss your treatment plan with you. You will also receive a free Panoramic X-ray scan of your teeth, which gives the doctor a more in-depth look to develop a plan to give you the best results possible.
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Financing and payment Plans
We offer multiple payment options in a bid to make payment and the overall Dental experience a pleasant one. Event though we are affordable and our prices are low cost. We understand sometimes, patients do not have the cash at hand to make the payment for the services required there and then. Sometimes you have to wait out the pay period but tooth ache or whatever Dental Emergency you have does not really understand.
Hence, we accept multiple forms of payment including credit cards to enable our patients make payments with their bank at no additional charges. We also accept Health and savings card. Because we have had an increasing number of Defaulters in the past. For now, Keem Smile Dentistry has stopped offering in House Payment plans simply because we are a small business that does not have the staff strength to go after every bad debts. However, We do offer payment plans for multi step Procedures like Dental Implants, Dentures and Crown that require multiple visit to our office before they are completed so patients can pay as you go. There is also the option of Third party financing companies like Care credit, AJEVA etc that would provide funding for qualified patients at 0% interest rate for 6 Month – 2 years Same as cash. Multiple Dental Specials are always going on and Sliding Scale fees for services be sure to contact our office and we can discuss better whatever options we have to help you.
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Keem Smile Dentistry is an In Network Dental Provider with more than 150 dental insurance Carriers inlcuding mjro carriers like Cigna, Metlife, DeltaDental and many more. We Accept all PPO Plans and will file insurance claims as a convenience to you . We offer in network pricing as set by your Dental insurance provider ad we will work with you to understand your coverage and benefits so that utilize your benefits optimally.