Wisdom Teeth Removal Houston

Most of our permanent teeth have come in by the time we reach our teen years. However, one set of  teeth comes in later: wisdom teeth. Sometimes, these teeth cause problems, leading to a need for wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth come in between the ages of 17 and 23, but by the age of 20, a Houston dentist can tell if a patient will need them removed. Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal As long as you’re good about seeing your dentist regularly, they will be able to find wisdom teeth problems early. These problems stem from several different factors. Oral Cavity Size The most common cause for wisdom teeth problems is an oral cavity that is too small. If the teeth have no room to erupt from the gums, they’ll become impacted or push against other teeth. Impaction Sometimes, the teeth don’t fully erupt. This is known as impaction….

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Wisdom Teeth Removal Category . Jun 02, 2017

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

Removing Wisdom Teeth at your Tanglewood Dentist

Have you been noticing a pain in your back teeth? It may be time to visit your Tanglewood dentist and have your wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually come in between the ages of 17 and 23. If you visit your Tanglewood dentist regularly, they will be checking your teeth and looking for signs that the wisdom teeth may be a problem. A preemptive wisdom teeth removal procedure is often better than a reactionary one. Why Are Wisdom Teeth a Problem? The tricky thing with wisdom teeth is that they aren’t always a problem. That’s why it’s important to see your Houston dentist regularly. They know what signs to look for, especially as it concerns the size of your mouth and the amount of space available for wisdom teeth to come in. If there isn’t enough room, they may come in at an…

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

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

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

Should I have my Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Most people are aware that Houston dentists frequently remove wisdom teeth for a variety of reasons. How do you know if you need them removed? Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars at the back of the mouth, are a vestigial body part. This means you don’t really need them to have a normal life. But who wants to remove teeth just because? Determining When to Remove Wisdom Teeth For many people, they won’t ever have to remove their wisdom teeth. They come in just like any other tooth, but it usually occurs somewhere between the ages of 17 and 23. When wisdom teeth first start erupting, a person might notice a dull pressure or throbbing in the back of their mouth before the teeth actually become visible. As with any sensation of pain in your mouth, it’s best to have your teeth examined by your Houston dentist. The dentist will use special…

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

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’s-Time-for-Wisdom-Teeth-Removal-455x303.jpg

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

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

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal in Houston

Wisdom teeth are molars at the very back of our mouths. They come out somewhere between the ages of 17 and 21 years of age. These teeth have a higher chance of impaction than other teeth in the mouth. Impacted teeth are those that have been unable to break the gum line and protrude up from the gums. Usually, the cause of an impacted tooth is that there is too little room in the mouth for the teeth to erupt. Consequently, it may be necessary for wisdom teeth removal. Symptoms of Impacted Wisdom Teeth There are a few signs to watch for that can indicated impacted wisdom teeth. The main ones to look out for are: Swelling of the gums at the back of the mouth Difficulty opening the jaw entirely Either a persistent bad breath or a constant bad taste in your mouth. Pain when opening and closing the mouth…

. Posted in Wisdom Teeth Removal CategoryTagged . Jul 19, 2016

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