Wisdom Teeth Extraction in North Texas
The third set of molars typically emerges when a patient is in their late teens or early 20s, and because of that late arrival, they can cause a variety of damaging and distressing issues. That’s why doctors typically recommend that these wisdom teeth are removed as soon as possible – we want to preserve your safety and comfort. If you or your child is experiencing concerning symptoms, please contact the office of Dr. Barnett today to schedule a consultation.
Do I need my wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth can often erupt at an angle from the gums, erupt partially, or not erupt at all, and all of these instances can lead to pain and trauma. If you’re experiencing any of the following problems, we strongly recommend removal as the best option available:
- Significant tooth pain
- An infection
- Damage caused by an overcrowding teeth
- Tooth decay and/or gum disease
- Difficulty with keeping wisdom teeth clean
Of course, there are some cases where wisdom teeth can coexist perfectly fine with the rest of your smile. If your set of wisdom teeth are fully healthy, match the positioning of the other teeth, have grown in correctly, and are able to be properly cleaned, extraction is most likely not necessary.
The Extraction Procedure
Our team will do everything in our power to help you feel completely comfortable during the removal of your wisdom tooth or teeth. The kind of extraction we perform will depend on how much (or little) the teeth have erupted. If the tooth can be removed in one piece, a simple extraction will work fine. For more complex situations, Dr. Barnett will need to separate the tooth into several pieces through a surgical procedure.
Our team is always here to help, and we’ll work hard to get you back to experiencing great oral health and comfort as soon as possible. Contact us today if you have any questions about wisdom teeth extraction.