Why Garland area residents may need extraction for an impacted wisdom tooth
Dr. Vidya Suri and the dedicated team of professionals at Kings Dental work closely with Garland, Texas area patients to help them in achieving healthy, beautiful smiles. Due to no fault of their own, some patients experience an impacted wisdom tooth. The wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, erupt through the gum line near the back of the mouth. However, because of lack of space, they may become impacted. This can cause extreme pain and lead patients to visit the team at Kings Dental to find an effective solution.
The impacted wisdom tooth typically needs to be removed. There is no saving a tooth that cannot erupt through the gum line, especially one that can be extracted with no negative effect on the function or health of the smile. It is common for wisdom teeth to be removed because they sometimes result in more harm than good.
Removal of an impacted wisdom tooth is done with oral surgery. Patients have local anesthetics applied to the area, and may also benefit from sedation. Dr. Vidya Suri offers nitrous oxide sedation that can be used for a variety of dental services to ease patients and help them reduce their dental anxieties.
Healing from oral surgery is discussed with patients before their procedure. Patients may need to take a day or two off of work and social activities to reduce their chances of infection. Specific after-care instructions must be followed to keep discomfort and bleeding at a minimum.
If you live in Garland, Texas or in the surrounding area and want to speak with a dedicated dental team who provides wisdom tooth extraction as well as other general and cosmetic dental services, book an appointment with Dr. Vidya Suri and her staff at Kings Dental. Call (214) 703-6900 today to schedule a visit and discuss possible treatment options for the health, function, and aesthetics of the smile.