REVIVE DENTAL LEWISVILLE
ORAL SURGERY & WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
LEARN ABOUT ORAL SURGERY & WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
Wisdom teeth or third molars are one of the most common extraction procedures performed. Although this is a common procedure, patients are often nervous prior to their appointment. In a case such as wisdom teeth removal, where patients are nervous, it is important to feel and know you are in experienced, caring hands.
About Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth usually come in during your late teens to
early twenties and are your third and final set of molars.
They are in fact unnecessary remnants from when human
jaws were larger and wider, and could comfortably hold more
teeth. But because our jaws have evolved to become smaller
and narrower, there is often not enough room in the mouth
for these third molars. As a result, many wisdom teeth are
impacted, meaning they do not emerge or develop properly.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a host of oral health issues
including severe pain, damage to and shifting of other teeth, tooth decay, and infection.
We highly recommend the removal of impacted wisdom teeth as soon as possible, before they can cause further dental issues. Younger patients tend to recover more quickly from impacted wisdom tooth extractions as well.
At Revive Dental, we offer wisdom teeth removal with
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) in order to make the procedure
as comfortable as possible, though patients can of course
opt to undergo the procedure with local anesthetic only
as well. It usually takes under one hour to remove wisdom
teeth, depending on the complexity of the case.
We advise patients to rest, treat the extraction site very
gently, eat soft foods only and use painkillers as needed
for a few days following the oral surgery. With proper care,
patients can generally resume normal activities 3-4 days after wisdom tooth removal.