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Wisdom Teeth Removal at your Tanglewood Dentist

Have you been noticing a pain in a tooth at the very back of your mouth? Perhaps a pain under the gums in that area? It very well could be a wisdom tooth that’s causing you problems, and if so, it’s time to see your Tanglewood dentist and have it removed. Wisdom Teeth Removal Process When having your teeth checked by your Tanglewood dentist, they will look for signs that the wisdom teeth could potentially or are causing problems. Most often, the potential for problems are detected using x-ray imaging. The dentist will compare the locations of the unseen teeth (if they have not broken through the gums yet) with the available space in the mouth. If the oral cavity is too small for the wisdom teeth to fit properly, they may grow in at an angle or not fully erupt (break through the gums). If you are experiencing pain…

. Posted in Wisdom Teeth Removal CategoryTagged , . Jan 27, 2017

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Preparing for Wisdom Teeth Removal in Houston

Gearing up for a wisdom teeth removal procedure in Houston? There are a few things you should know to prepare for the procedure. Knowledge of what’s to come can help allay fears and make for a smoother procedure overall. Discussing Options First off, you should know how many wisdom teeth you’re removing. Is it just one pesky tooth, or should all of them come out? There are reasons for both scenarios. Some people have just one wisdom tooth that’s causing a problem with an adjacent tooth, and there are others whose mouth is too small to accommodate all of the late blooming teeth. If your Houston dentist recommends getting wisdom teeth removal, it’s wise to follow through, as it can prevent a lot of potential problems. Day Of Surgery Before your surgery takes place, your dentist may have recommended taking some form of oral sedation before arriving at the dentist’s…

. Posted in Wisdom Teeth Removal CategoryTagged . Nov 15, 2016

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Talk to Your Houston Dentist About Your Wisdom Teeth

If you’ve been to your Houston dentist and they say it’s time for wisdom teeth removal, the fear of having teeth pulled can eat away at you and cause a lot of stress. While the overall experience isn’t a pleasant one, wisdom teeth removal at a Houston dentist is a pretty simple procedure and you will be fully recovered within a couple weeks. Why Do I Need Wisdom Teeth Removal? When wisdom teeth are healthy and properly aligned, there’s no reason to take them out. However, if they do pose a potential problem, it’s important to remove them as soon as possible. Because of the location of your wisdom teeth, they may not come in properly. The back of your mouth can be a tight space, and if your mouth is too small, the teeth can cause problems in your jaw. If the teeth don’t erupt fully, known as being…

. Posted in Wisdom Teeth Removal CategoryTagged . Nov 10, 2016

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Post Wisdom Teeth Removal Home Care Tips

Caring for your mouth after having wisdom teeth removal can be an unpleasant experience, but it’s also incredibly important for your overall oral well-being. Dentists in Houston remove the wisdom teeth when they pose a significant threat to oral health. Most often it is because the oral cavity is too small to accommodate them. When the cavity is too small, the teeth can push on adjacent molars, causing pain or leading to gum disease, and that is why it is important to remove them if they pose this risk. But with a little attentive care at home, you can fairly quickly recover from wisdom teeth removal. Pain Management After your wisdom teeth are removed, your mouth is going to be sore. Your Houston dentist will likely prescribe some pain medication for you to take. Follow the instructions carefully and use them to reduce discomfort. Swelling Some swelling is going to be…

. Posted in Wisdom Teeth Removal CategoryTagged . Oct 10, 2016

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Do You Know When it’s Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth removal is a common preventative measure for overall oral health. Wisdom teeth can grow in at odd angles or become impacted. Impacted teeth either haven’t breached the gum line entirely or at all. When this occurs, complications may arise, including pain, excess tooth wear, and infections. Signs It’s Time for Wisdom Teeth Removal Ideally, you should have your teeth checked every 6 months, and your Houston dentist should inspect your wisdom teeth before the age of 20. Wisdom teeth are easier to remove at an earlier age because patients have a higher healing rate and the teeth are just generally more difficult to remove as the patient ages. If you haven’t kept up with regular dental visits, there are some signs to look for regarding your wisdom teeth. Of course, any pain is a definite red flag. Tooth pain is not really something to take lightly. Your body tells you…

. Posted in Wisdom Teeth Removal CategoryTagged . Sep 22, 2016

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Home Care after Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is a common surgical procedure for young adults and teenagers between the ages of 17 and 23. The need to remove the wisdom teeth primarily stems from the mouth being too small to accommodate the teeth. In this situation, the teeth may come in at an angle or exert pressure on nearby teeth and tissue. This may cause irritation and pain. Dentists recommend checking your wisdom teeth before the age of 20. They also should document their progress over time to determine if removal is necessary. Removing them is a surgical procedure, and there are steps to take after the procedure to minimize discomfort and maximize healing. Post-operative Wisdom Teeth Removal Care Since wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure, the gums will be opened up. In order for the site to heal properly, special care must be taken. Immediately after the procedure, the gauze pad that over…

. Posted in Wisdom Teeth Removal CategoryTagged . Aug 16, 2016