Wisdom Teeth Extractions

in Grand Prairie, TX

Wisdom teeth, known as third molars, are the last permanent teeth to erupt, typically between the ages of 17 and 21. Unfortunately, they are known for causing more harm than good, and often need to be removed. At Revive Family Dentistry, wisdom teeth extractions are skillfully carried out utilizing the latest technology and refined techniques. We also offer sedation options to deliver the relaxed, pain-free experience you deserve. You can always trust our team for quality, gentle care!

Why Extract Your Wisdom Teeth?

Most people do not have sufficient room in the jaw to accommodate wisdom teeth, which may result in them being impacted or trapped in the jawbone. Impacted wisdom teeth may begin to grow inwards toward the neighboring molars, which can lead to complications such as infections or cysts. The third molars may also come in at the wrong angle and press against the adjacent teeth, pushing them out of alignment.

It may be challenging to reach and clean your wisdom teeth properly, leaving them vulnerable to cavities or infection, which can damage the jawbone and the adjacent teeth. Even if your wisdom teeth come in correctly, we may recommend having them extracted to prevent future dental problems.

What Should You Expect During the Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure?

Before your oral surgery, we will meet to discuss the procedure and the sedation options we offer. Most patients experience minor to no discomfort with the help of local anesthesia and sedation, or in some cases, general anesthesia.

The procedure involves making an incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone. We may need to divide your tooth into sections to remove it in pieces. After we extract the tooth and clean the site, we may use stitches to close the wound. We will place a piece of gauze over the extraction site to stop any bleeding and to help a blood clot form.

What Should You Expect After Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

Following your procedure, apply an ice pack to the area to help reduce swelling, bruising, or discomfort. Make sure to eat only soft foods for the first 24 hours, and avoid hot or spicy foods that may irritate the area. Refrain from smoking, drinking through a straw, spitting forcefully, or rinsing vigorously for the first 48 hours after the procedure to avoid dislodging the clot forming in your tooth socket, which can result in a very painful condition known as dry socket.

We will provide you with prescription pain medication to keep you comfortable during the first few days after the procedure. Contact our office immediately if you experience severe pain, fever, shortness of breath, vomiting, or uncontrolled bleeding, or if you notice swelling that is getting worse.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions Near Me

Contact Revive Family Dentistry in Grand Prairie, TX, to learn more about wisdom teeth extraction and to determine if it is the best option for you. Our outstanding team is committed to providing the best possible care to our valued patients. Call us and schedule your appointment today!