Are you feeling a dull ache towards the back of your mouth that doesn’t seem to be going away? Or, has your teen reported this kind of symptom? If so, then the wisdom teeth are likely the culprit. They tend to come in between the ages of 17-25, and more often than not, they become stuck simply because most people don’t have enough room for them in their mouths. Removing them usually requires a minor surgery, one which Dr. Perez has decades of experience performing. If you think you or your child’s wisdom teeth are starting to become a problem, just give Times Square Family Dental a call today to get the expert care you need for safe and comfortable wisdom tooth extraction in Tyler, TX.
The wisdom teeth were very useful for our ancestors when tooth loss was very common. They would simply replace the molars that likely would be worn down or decayed by the time someone reached their late teens or early twenties.
Nowadays, by comparison, tooth loss is much rarer, so when the wisdom teeth come in, they tend to become stuck and push on the nearby teeth and gums, creating pain. Plus, they can also become infected, and without proper treatment, this infection can potentially reach the jawbone and affect the entire mouth. In almost every situation, the best solution is to remove these teeth to prevent worse problems from developing in the future.
Dr. Perez will perform an exam and take some X-rays to determine whether or not a patient should have their wisdom teeth removed. If they need to come out, the procedure will involve the following steps:
A little swelling and bleeding are common after a wisdom tooth extraction, but most patients are back to feeling normal and enjoying their regular diet in about a week.