WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION IN HOUSTON, TX
Is Your Wisdom Tooth Causing You Pain or Discomfort?
Patients who experience jaw pain, tender or swollen gums, bad breath, or pain at the tooth site may have a tooth that needs to be extracted. If this pain is due to a decay or disease, we will attempt to save the tooth before performing any extractions. If pain is a result of impacted wisdom teeth, removal is commonly the best option. In either case, we will perform a comprehensive exam to determine if a gentle extraction is necessary to help alleviate your tooth pain and restore the health back to your smile.
Why Would I Need A Tooth Extraction?
- Preparation for a Dental Implant.
- Impacted wisdom teeth.
- Tooth trauma or decay.
- Retained baby teeth.
- Overcrowded teeth.
- Tooth infection.
- Gum disease.
When is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?
When you experience abnormal formation of wisdom teeth at ages of 17 and above, you should think about getting them removed. This happens because wisdom teeth don’t have enough space in your mouth to grow.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions Help Prevent Further Complications
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause many oral health complications if they are not removed. In addition to causing jaw pain and irritation to the gums, difficulty brushing and flossing around partially erupted teeth can leave a buildup of plaque and cause gum infection or decay of surrounding teeth. Bacteria from infection may also spread to the bloodstream and throughout the body, potentially causing complications to overall health. Pressure from impacted wisdom teeth that do not erupt properly can cause crowding and increase the chance of bite misalignment. However, when a problem wisdom tooth is removed, pain is alleviated, and the chance of infection and systemic complications arising is virtually eliminated!
Benefits of Socket Preservation
We may recommend socket preservation if a tooth extraction is necessary, especially to preserve the site for the future placement of dental implants. When a tooth is removed, the jaw bone begins to recede, and can cause shifting of surrounding teeth as well as restrict the ability to receive dental implants. During a socket preservation procedure, we place bone material into the empty socket to restore volume and shape to the jaw bone. This is generally done in preparation for dental implants, though preserving the structure of the jaw bone can help retain facial appearance, improve comfort as the socket heals, and stave off more severe bone loss at the tooth extraction site.
Comfortable, Convenient Teeth Extractions
At Luxadent Family Dental, we strive to make your experience with wisdom teeth extraction in Houston, TX as pain-free and relaxing as possible. Wisdom teeth removal and general tooth extractions are routine procedures in our office, and we are proud to provide these services with the highest level of convenience and comfort. We offer multiple sedation dentistry options if you need additional assistance feeling calm during your procedure.
What is the price for wisdom teeth removal at Luxadent?
At Luxadent, everyone can get competitive prices with wisdom tooth removal. You can make sure that you get the frustrating tooth removed without spending a fortune.
Does my dental insurance cover the fee for wisdom tooth extraction?
Not all insurance policies cover the cost that you have to bear for wisdom tooth extraction. Hence, it is important to check with your insurance company and confirm the facts.
Wisdom teeth extraction in Houston for patient with no insurance- How can Luxadent help me?
Luxadent can provide a flexible payment plan to go through the oral surgery. Therefore, you can make the repayments in a way that you can afford. The overall cost of wisdom tooth removal will be competitive as well. Some of the options that we offer to you include Care Credit, Lending Club and Wells Fargo. Please take a look at our website to get more information.
Are payment plans or dental financial options for wisdom tooth extraction available?
Yes, we offer a variety of payment plans and financial options. We make sure that anyone who has impact wisdom teeth can receive the benefits out of this. You can contact us and get more details about the plans.
How are wisdom teeth removed?
Impacted tooth will be extracted via the ordinary gum extraction method. If that is not possible, we will use oral surgery methods with the help of local anesthesia. Among people who maintain proper oral hygiene, tooth decay and gum disease are minimum and it is a relatively easy task to remove the wisdom tooth.
How difficult is wisdom teeth extraction?
Depending on the complexity of getting your wisdom teeth removed, the difficulty associated with the job would vary. Some of the risks associated with wisdom tooth removal include bleeding, swelling, pain and sinus problems. In worst cases, nerve damage can take place. However, IV sedation and other related measures can be taken to reduce the overall complexity.
How long does it take to get your wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom tooth extraction through the gum extraction method will take around 45 minutes or less. However, if the wisdom tooth removal method includes a surgery, it will take around 2-4 hours depending on complexity.
Do you have to get all 4 wisdom teeth removed?
It is better if you can get only one wisdom tooth removed by your oral surgeon at a time. If there is a possibility to proceed with multiple wisdom teeth extraction, your oral surgeon would recommend them to you. Based on that, you can make the decision to get more than one tooth removed.
Is removing wisdom teeth major surgery?
This varies based on the complexity. If your wisdom tooth can be extracted through the gum extraction method with ease, it will never be a major surgery. But if the top part of your wisdom tooth is broken and if it is stuck, the removal process will be a major surgery. This will determine the wisdom teeth removal cost as well.
Is wisdom teeth extraction painful?
You will not feel any pain during the wisdom tooth removal process. That’s because the area will feel numb. However, you might have to experience pain after the treatment. This is where your surgeon will provide you with more anesthetic to consume. You can consume them and deal with the pain.
How long is the recovery time after removing my wisdom teeth?
Once the impacted tooth is removed, it will take one week to recover. But if a wound is left behind due to an oral surgery, it will take few months for you to recover. There is a possibility for an infection to develop after the surgery as well.
Can I go to work day after wisdom teeth removal?
You can usually get back to work after about 2-3 days of wisdom tooth removal. It is also possible to find who get back to work on the following day. Even if you return back to your normal life, you need to make sure that you keep the area away from getting infected. Hence, it is important to follow the measures recommended by your oral surgeon at all times.
Is the third day the worst after wisdom teeth removal?
You will not experience swelling of the area on the same day of your wisdom tooth removal surgery. However, it will appear after 2-3 days. This doesn’t happen to all the people. In case if you get the swelling after wisdom tooth removal, days from 3 to 5 will be the worst. You will have to deal with lots of pain. However, your oral surgeon will provide you with drugs to consume and manage the pain.
Should I still be in pain 5 days after wisdom teeth removal?
The healing process will take up to a week. Therefore, you might have to feel the pain in the fifth day as well. After the fifth day, the pain will gradually reduce. Therefore, you will be able to get back to your day to day lifestyle. If the pain still persists after the 5th day, you can think about getting in touch with your oral surgeon. Then he will analyze the situation and provide you with appropriate solutions accordingly.
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