Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal, also known as third molar extraction, is a common oral surgery procedure aimed at addressing potential complications arising from the eruption of the third molars, commonly referred to as wisdom teeth. These teeth often emerge during late adolescence or early adulthood and can lead to pain, crowding and oral health issues.

Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal

  • Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth that do not have enough space to fully emerge may become impacted, causing pain, infection and damage to neighboring teeth.
  • Crowding: The emergence of wisdom teeth can lead to overcrowding in the mouth, disrupting proper teeth alignment.
  • Infection and Cysts: Partially erupted wisdom teeth can create pockets where bacteria can accumulate, leading to infection or the development of cysts.

Surgical Procedure

Dr. Jai V. Patel, DDS and Dr. Rahil H. Patel, DDS assess the need for removal through X-rays and clinical evaluation. Local or general anesthesia is administered to ensure patient comfort during the procedure.

Post-Operative Care

After wisdom teeth removal, patients receive instructions for managing post-operative discomfort and promoting healing. Swelling and pain are common but can be managed with prescribed medications and cold compresses.

Long-Term Benefits

Wisdom teeth removal prevents potential complications, such as pain, infection and damage to adjacent teeth. Timely extraction contributes to improved oral health and prevents future oral issues.

Do you need wisdom teeth removal in Sugar Land, Texas? Our dentist and team are happy to help. Call Sugar Land Dental Associates at 281-207-4161 today to learn more.