Category: Wisdom Teeth

Common Wisdom Tooth Complications

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Wisdom teeth typically start to erupt sometime during high school. Depending on the person, the symptoms can come and go or range from mild to chronic.   At Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery, we see several common symptoms of impacted and infected wisdom teeth. Here are some of the more frequent “red… Read more »

Wisdom Tooth Extraction During Summer Vacation

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Wisdom tooth removal isn’t a rite of passage into adulthood, but there are some stages of life when it’s better than others to go ahead and have them removed. Like during the summer months, when your teen or young adult is between classes or about to head off to college.     More Time for… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth FAQ

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Wisdom teeth (third molars) are some of the most common teeth to have extracted. But removal isn’t always necessarily a rite of passage into adulthood. Here are some of the most common questions people ask our DFW wisdom tooth expert:   When do Wisdom Teeth “Grow In”? Wisdom teeth begin developing very early on during… Read more »

Spring Break Wisdom Tooth Removal

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Do you have a college student coming home for spring break? Maybe you and your high-schooler are planning a “staycation” during the school holiday because of the pandemic. Whatever your spring break plans are, it’s also a great time to fit in those extra “to-dos” your family has had to put off for a while…. Read more »

Top 4 Side Effects of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

If you have impacted wisdom teeth, removing them can be a proactive way to ensure the best scenario for your overall smile. Here are four common side-effects that we see from fully or partially-impacted third molars:     Pressure and Discomfort Wisdom tooth pain is the primary reason why people seek out care. The pressure… Read more »

Does My Teen Need Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that your teen will develop. Typically, a wisdom tooth can make an appearance on X-rays during early adolescence or continue developing well into a person’s late 20s. But the teen or college years tend to be the most common time for third molars to evaluated and if… Read more »

How to Know It’s Time to Remove a Wisdom Tooth

When wisdom teeth (or third molars) start to cause problems due to impaction, the need to extract them can become a pressing one. However, wisdom tooth impaction can occur in many different ways, and the severity of the symptoms aren’t always the same for everyone. In many cases, these symptoms may not be immediately noticeable… Read more »

What Wisdom Tooth Extraction Accomplishes

Some people know enough about wisdom teeth – the common name for third molars – that they almost expect theirs to cause trouble at some point, even if they haven’t yet. Others may be completely surprised when their wisdom teeth start to hurt, believing that theirs were growing and developing just fine. When wisdom teeth… Read more »

What Patients Often Ask About Wisdom Teeth

When most people think of wisdom teeth, they think of impaction, which is a common problem that affects many patients after their third molars start to develop. Perhaps because of their well-known reputation, though, patients often have even more questions when they learn their wisdom teeth are developing, but they haven’t experienced any problems with… Read more »

If Your Wisdom Teeth Hurt, It May Be an Emergency

Despite the fact that it doesn’t always seem like it, any pain or discomfort in your tooth should be treated as an emergency situation. It often indicates a problem that, whether minor or severe, will gradually get worse the longer you ignore it. When it comes to your wisdom teeth (third molars), pain and discomfort… Read more »