Wisdom Teeth Removal in Memorial, Houston | RH Dentistry

Wisdom Teeth Removal in
Memorial, Houston, TX

Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental procedure performed by Dr. Michelle Boecker and Dr. Courtney Kleiber at RH Dentistry in Memorial, Houston. This treatment involves the surgical extraction of one or more wisdom teeth – the four permanent adult teeth located at the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom. These teeth usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. Sometimes, they may become impacted due to lack of space in the mouth and cause pain, infection, or other dental problems. In such cases, wisdom teeth removal becomes necessary.

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Memorial, Houston | RH Dentistry

Why Should I Get Wisdom Teeth Removal?

If wisdom teeth don't have enough room to grow properly, they can cause a variety of problems. Impacted wisdom teeth can result in pain, infection, or damage to other teeth. They can also lead to the formation of cysts, and in rare cases, tumors. Furthermore, impacted wisdom teeth can cause gum disease and tooth decay because they are hard to reach and clean. Therefore, getting wisdom teeth removed can prevent these problems and promote overall oral health.

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Wisdom teeth got their name because they appear so late, much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably "wiser."

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The Benefits Of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Prevents Overcrowding

Overcrowding is a common issue when wisdom teeth start to grow in. This can lead to discomfort, misalignment of other teeth, and difficulty in maintaining oral hygiene. By removing wisdom teeth, you can prevent these issues and maintain a healthy, well-aligned smile.

Reduces Risk of Oral Disease

Impacted wisdom teeth can create pockets in your gums where bacteria can grow, leading to gum disease or other oral infections. Wisdom teeth removal eliminates these pockets, reducing the risk of oral disease and improving your overall oral health.

Eliminates Pain and Discomfort

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause significant pain and discomfort. This can affect your quality of life, making everyday activities like eating and speaking difficult. Wisdom teeth removal can alleviate this pain and discomfort, improving your overall wellbeing.

The Wisdom Teeth Removal Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

The process begins with an initial consultation where Dr. Boecker or Dr. Kleiber will assess your oral health and take X-rays to determine the position of your wisdom teeth. They will discuss the procedure with you, answer any questions you may have, and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

The Removal Procedure

The removal procedure is carried out under anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free. The dentist will make a small incision in your gum to expose the tooth and bone. The tooth is then removed, and the area is cleaned to remove any debris from the tooth or bone.

Recovery

After the procedure, you will be given post-operative instructions to follow at home. This may include rest, taking prescribed medications, and maintaining oral hygiene. It's normal to experience some swelling and discomfort, but this should subside within a few days. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your healing process.

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