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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Frisco

What is Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure performed to extract one or more of the third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth. These teeth are the last to erupt, usually in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, due to limited space in the mouth, they often cause problems such as overcrowding, pain, infection, or damage to nearby teeth. In such cases, Dr. Parul Vashisht at Parklane Family Dentistry in Frisco, TX, recommends wisdom teeth removal to alleviate discomfort and prevent further dental complications.

 

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Treatment Process

Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure that involves extracting problematic wisdom teeth under local or general anesthesia.

Initial Consultation and Examination 

The first step towards wisdom teeth removal is a comprehensive consultation and examination. Dr. Vashisht will perform a detailed assessment of your dental condition, which includes a physical examination and X-rays. This step is crucial to understand the position of your wisdom teeth and their impact on your oral health. The X-rays will reveal whether the wisdom teeth are impacted, meaning they are trapped in your jawbone or gums, which is a common reason for extraction.

The Extraction Process 

The extraction process is performed under anesthesia to ensure a painless experience. Dr. Vashisht will make a small incision in your gum to expose the tooth and bone. If the tooth is impacted, she may need to remove a portion of the bone covering the tooth. The tooth may also be divided into sections to make the extraction process easier. Once the tooth is removed, the area is cleaned to remove any debris from the tooth or bone.

Post-Operative Care 

After the extraction, sutures may be placed to aid in healing. You will receive post-operative instructions to follow at home, including guidance on managing any discomfort or swelling, dietary restrictions, and maintaining oral hygiene. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your recovery and ensure proper healing.

The Benefits Of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal can significantly improve your oral health and comfort.

Prevents Overcrowding and Misalignment 

One of the significant benefits of wisdom teeth removal is that it prevents overcrowding and misalignment of your teeth. If left untreated, impacted wisdom teeth can push other teeth out of their correct position, leading to a crooked smile and bite problems. By removing these teeth, you can maintain the alignment of your existing teeth and avoid the need for orthodontic treatment in the future.

Reduces Risk of Oral Disease 

Impacted wisdom teeth are often hard to clean, making them a breeding ground for bacteria. This can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and even oral infections. By removing your wisdom teeth, you can reduce your risk of developing these oral health issues and maintain a healthier mouth.

Eliminates Pain and Discomfort 

Wisdom teeth can cause significant pain and discomfort, especially if they are impacted or infected. This can affect your ability to eat, speak, or even sleep comfortably. Wisdom teeth removal eliminates this discomfort, providing immediate relief and improving your quality of life.

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1606 FM 423, Suite 200

Frisco, TX 75033

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Practice Hours:

Mon: 9AM - 5PM

Tue: Closed

Wed: 9AM - 5PM

Thu: 9AM - 2PM

Fri: 8:30AM - 4PM

Sat: By Appointment Only

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