Wisdom Tooth Extractions - Wichita Falls, Texas
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At Wichita Falls Dental, our team also offers wisdom tooth extractions. It’s estimated that only 35 percent of the population is born without wisdom teeth. That means that for everybody else, they’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of allowing their wisdom teeth to grow in. Today, many people choose to have their wisdom teeth removed as a preventive measure to reduce their risk of oral health problems and infections. However, the best way to make this decision about whether or not you're in need of wisdom toooth extractions in Wichita Falls, TX is to consult with a professional, like Dr. Sharolli.
Why Choose Wichita Falls Dental for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?
- We Accept Most Dental Insurance
- Sharolli Has Over 2 Decades of Experience
- Honest & Trustworthy Dentistry
When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?
Not every patient with wisdom teeth needs to always have them removed. In fact, we typically only suggest this procedure if there’s not enough room in the mouth for them to safely grow in, or they become impacted below the surface of the gums. These issues can result in a higher risk of cysts, cavities and gum disease caused by misalignment, and oral infections. During your consultation, Dr. Sharolli will discuss your X-rays with you and whether he suggests having them removed or not.
Signs You Need a Wisdom Tooth Extraction
There are many signs that your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Some of these include:
- Sensitivity and pain towards the back of your mouth.
- Inflammation around the gums.
- Chronic bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth.
- Cysts developing in the mouth.
- Problems with your sinuses.
If you experience any of these, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office to schedule a consultation as soon as possible.
The Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Many patients choose to have their wisdom teeth removed because the procedure offers a variety of benefits, including a decreased chance of several oral health problems in the future, such as:
- Less crowding and orthodontic issues
- Prevent damage to surrounding teeth
- Decrease risk of oral inflammation and pain
- Lessen facial pain
- Prevent cysts, tumors, and jaw pain
At your initial consultation, our team at Wichita Falls Dental will provide you with some tips and tricks to help you make a speedy recovery. We typically recommend maintaining a soft diet until your extraction site is able to heal. It’s also important to leave the dressing on the extraction site for 30 minutes to an hour after you leave the dental office to ensure that a blood clot has formed. You’ll also need to keep up with your oral hygiene after your extraction and rinse with warm saltwater two to three times a day.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you’re between the ages of 17 and 25 and haven’t been consulted about your wisdom teeth yet, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our friendly and experienced team at Wichita Falls Dental. We’ll walk you through all of the risks and benefits of the procedure and ensure that you have all of the information you need to make the best decision for your oral health.