GENERAL DENTISTRY . . .
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are actually a third set of molars that tend to erupt in the very back of the mouth when patients are in their late teens or twenties. Some people never grow wisdom teeth at all, while others may develop wisdom teeth with no problems at all if their mouths are large enough to accommodate the extra teeth. But if wisdom teeth begin to emerge in a mouth that is too small to hold them, wisdom teeth removal might be necessary. This is one of the many services we provide our Austin, TX area patients.
Top Reasons to Visit Austin Family Dentistry for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth that are growing in a mouth that is too small to hold them can cause a variety of problems, some of which can be quite serious.
Dr. Smitherman and her trained staff have years of experience in wisdom teeth removal.
We offer a variety of sedation treatments for people undergoing wisdom teeth removal in an effort to make each person as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
Important Information about Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth can cause a wide range of problems. If they come in at an angle or only partially emerge through the gums, they can become impacted. That, in turn, can negatively affect surrounding teeth and even damage the jaw. Wisdom teeth are also hard to clean because of their location in the back of the mouth. That makes them more likely to collect bacteria than other teeth.
Dr. Smitherman can usually determine whether or not you need to have your wisdom teeth removed with a simple X-ray.
What You Need to Know about Wisdom Teeth Removal
Having your wisdom teeth removed is a surgical procedure, which means you’ll need to take time off from school or work afterwards in order to give yourself adequate recovery time at home. Dr. Smitherman will provide a complete set of post-operative instructions and precautions to ensure that you heal completely before returning to your normal routine.