Why should my wisdom teeth be removed?

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that erupt in the back of the mouth, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. There are several reasons why our caring dentist, Dr. Quillian, may recommend wisdom teeth removal. Impacted wisdom teeth—or wisdom teeth that either do not erupt or only partially erupt—may be the most common reason our dentists recommend their removal. Our team may recommend the removal of wisdom teeth to avoid complications, like:

  • Potential crowding
  • Limited space in the mouth
  • Jaw pain
  • Swelling near the lymph nodes
  • Headaches

What happens during wisdom teeth removal?

If removing a problematic wisdom tooth becomes a necessity, our talented dentists at Culebra North Dental Care will administer the proper anesthesia to ensure as much comfort as possible during the procedure. A small incision will be made in the gums to allow complete access to the tooth. Next, the tooth will be removed and the incisions will be sutured with dissolvable stitches, which will decompose on their own over time. Typically, pain medication will be prescribed to help you remain as relaxed and as comfortable as possible during the healing process. If you have any questions about removing wisdom teeth in San Antonio, Texas, we invite you to contact us today.

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