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.
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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.
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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


Gum Infection over impacted wisdom teeth

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.


Pressure or Pain From impacted wisdom tooth

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


Orthodontic Reasons / Teeth Crowding

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.
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Free Pano Scan With Your 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.


Pricing & Offers

Surgical Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Starting

$250

Simple Teeth Extraction

Starting

$150

All 4 Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Starting

$599

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