Pearland Dentists Perform Comfortable Tooth Extractions
At Montz and Maher Dental Group, our Pearland and Friendswood general dentists can perform comfortable wisdom teeth removals for patients who are experiencing pain, teeth crowding, and other dental issues that arise from impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the set of third molars that usually erupt between the ages of 16 and 25. They come in later than other permanent teeth, and are leftovers from our human ancestors, who had larger jaws and the need for more molars to handle foods that were harder to eat. Even though modern humans have smaller jaws and no need for third molars, we still have them and they can cause problems when they come in.
Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
When you come to our office, we might recommend wisdom tooth extraction we find out they’re impacted or are likely to cause other problems for the rest of your teeth. Because wisdom teeth are harder to clean, they are more likely to decay and become infected. Misaligned teeth can also cause problems by rubbing against your tongue or cheek, creating sores.
Do tooth extractions hurt?
Our Pearland general dentists make sure that your tooth extraction is as relaxing possible. We administer a local anesthetic and make sure you feel completely numb. If you feel nervous about the your tooth extraction, we can provide sedation dentistry including laughing gas, oral sedation and IV sedation.
What should I expect after my wisdom teeth are extracted?
You will experience moderate bleeding after your wisdom teeth removal is completed, but it should lighten and stop 24 hours of your extraction. We recommend a gentle salt-water rinse to reduce swelling and clean your mouth.
Eat liquids and soft foods until your mouth heals enough to return to your regular diet. Avoid sucking on straws and hard candy because it can pull the blood clots out and prevent healing. Our team is also happy to answer any other questions about the wisdom teeth extraction process, so give us a call today!
CALL OUR OFFICE today to schedule an appointment for friendly and comfortable extraction dentistry!