Spring break is a great time to catch up on doctor visits, dentist’s appointments, and yes, your teen’s wisdom tooth exams. If you are a high school student in Midlothian, Waxahachie, Cedar Hill, Mansfield, or coming home from college for a few days, consider taking advantage of your break to schedule a wisdom tooth exam with Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery.
Why Should I Get a Wisdom Tooth Exam?
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically start to develop in your mid teens. But, they can keep growing until your late twenties. It’s ideal to have impacted or problematic wisdom teeth removed so that they don’t flare up when you’re off and away at college (or no longer on your parent’s insurance policy.)
Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt and they’re located in the very back of your mouth. In many cases, they do not have enough room to grow properly. This can cause a number of problems, including impaction, infection, gum disease, and damage to adjacent teeth.
A wisdom tooth exam is a simple and painless process. We’ll take a quick 3D CBCT scan of your teeth and jaws to determine the position, size, and orientation of your wisdom teeth. Based on the results of your exam, our Midlothian oral surgeon can recommend the best course of action to prevent or address any potential problems.
What Are My Options for Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
If your wisdom teeth are causing problems, removing them can be a safe way to preserve the health of your other teeth. There are two types of wisdom tooth extraction: simple extraction and surgical extraction.
Simple extraction is used when the tooth is fully visible in the mouth and can be easily removed like any other tooth. Surgical extraction is used when the tooth is partially or fully impacted and requires a small incision in the gum to access and remove it.
At Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery, we specialize in surgical wisdom tooth extractions. Our skilled oral surgeon uses the latest techniques and equipment to ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective procedure. Including PRF/PRP treatments to expedite your healing process! We also offer a range of sedation options to help you feel relaxed and at ease during your surgery.
How Can I Prepare for My Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Before your wisdom tooth extraction, you should avoid eating or drinking for at least eight hours. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure, as you may be groggy or disoriented from the sedation.
After your surgery, you should follow your dentist’s instructions for care and recovery. This may include taking pain medication, applying ice packs, and eating soft foods for a few days.
Schedule Your Wisdom Tooth Exam Today!
Don’t let wisdom teeth problems ruin your summer. Schedule a wisdom tooth exam with Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery today to discuss your personal wisdom tooth treatment plan.