Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Houston, TX

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

With time, wisdom teeth can become a pain in the neck, necessitating extraction to prevent painful complications. Modena Dentistry and Orthodontics offers wisdom teeth extraction in Houston, TX in a safe, easy, and hassle-free process performed by our expert dental staff.

Schedule your appointment today by giving us a call at (346) 966-3362.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Houston, TX

Wisdom teeth (or third molars) are the last teeth to erupt and appear in the mouth. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25, but this can vary greatly between individuals.

What doesn’t change, however, is how commonplace it is for the process of eruption to go awry. Wisdom teeth can become impacted, meaning they grow in at an angle or in the wrong direction, causing pain and damage to the gum tissue, jaw bone, or nearby teeth. While some people are able to use dental hygiene techniques and over-the-counter remedies to treat impacted wisdom teeth without resorting to removal, others experience such severe discomfort that extraction becomes necessary for their continued well-being.

You can count on Modena Dentistry and Orthodontics to offer safe and professional wisdom teeth extraction in Houston, TX to help you eliminate pain and get back to your active life.

Signs You Need A Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Considering how common it is for patients to suffer from discomfort as a result of wisdom teeth impacting, there are a few classic symptoms you should look out for:

  • Dental pain, including difficulties chewing and a swollen jaw
  • Fever, chills, or unexplained aching in the muscles of the face or head
  • Earache, ear drainage, or ear infections
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Persistent bad breath

Remember that wisdom teeth that have impacted are likely to cause severe discomfort or pain if left untreated. The longer you wait before getting them out, the harder it is to successfully remove them.

That is why, if you experience any of these symptoms and they persist for more than two weeks, it’s a good idea to see your dentist. At Modena Dentistry and Orthodontics, our expert dentists can evaluate the severity of your condition and recommend wisdom teeth extraction in Houston, TX if necessary.

Schedule an appointment with us at (346) 966-3362.

How Wisdom Teeth Extraction Works

There are two surgical methods that can be used to safely and effectively extract wisdom teeth: the traditional surgical extraction, and the minimally invasive single-incision surgery. You can be assured that for all of our procedures involving wisdom teeth extraction in Houston, TX, we ensure the patient is comfortable and relaxed, and we offer a variety of sedation and anesthetic options to achieve this.

When it comes to traditional wisdom teeth extraction, the tooth is removed through an incision made in the gum, where the tooth grows. Prosthesis may be used to fill in the missing tooth’s jawbone part, as well as fill in any gaps remaining from root loss.

In contrast, in minimally invasive single-incision surgery, one tiny incision is made in the gum tissue and then small, precise instruments are used to remove the wisdom tooth. This method has been proven to be a fast and effective alternative to traditional wisdom teeth extraction and is safer for patients as it generates fewer complications.

The decision between these methods is based on a number of factors that include the health of your mouth, your age, jaw anatomy, tooth location, and other special conditions such as pregnancy.

Interested in getting started? Call us at (346) 966-3362 to schedule your wisdom teeth extraction in Houston, TX today. At Modena Dentistry and Orthodontics, our dentists use their expertise to help you choose the most appropriate procedure for your case and take care of you from start to finish, including supporting you through the recovery period.

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