Despite your best efforts, teeth sometimes need to be removed to protect your health. This is never a first resort option, however. At LoveJoy Dentistry, we only perform them when absolutely necessary. Once we’ve discussed all other possibilities, then we can turn to teeth extraction. One of the most common reasons we decide on extraction is for wisdom teeth removal. For many teens and young adults, wisdom teeth removal is almost a rite of passage. LoveJoy Dentistry’s wisdom teeth removal in Lucas, TX, is by far one the most convenient ways to go through this process.
Why Do I Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?
The excellent news about wisdom teeth is that it is not always necessary to have them removed. In some instances, they never impede upon your other molars. In even rarer cases, people are born without their wisdom teeth at all. If you do have wisdom teeth, when they attempt to push through the gums, there is seldom enough space. This causes them to displace or even damage your other teeth. It can also cause extreme discomfort and pain.
If you’re experiencing symptoms like this, then it is most likely necessary to schedule a wisdom teeth removal.
The Extraction Process
During this process, we take every step to help you. Your well-being always takes priority in any treatment decision. Some patients prefer sedation to help with oral surgery, and we can include medicated options into your plan. Regardless, we take every measure to make even minor surgical procedures as comfortable as possible.
Teeth present varied levels of removal difficulty, but the LoveJoy Dentistry team takes pride in helping every patient feel comfortable. We numb you with modern anesthetics to start every procedure. Once anesthesia settles in, we carefully utilize an array of unique instruments to gently lift your tooth out of place. We also provide specific instructions to help you care for the area after your procedure. We’ll include prescriptions for any medications needed during the healing period.
Dental Care After Wisdom Teeth Removal
While we consider the short-term management of your care, we should also discuss your long-term plans for missing teeth. Leaving a space is always an option, but spaces in your smile can create appearance and functional challenges that are important to consider. Teeth slowly shift or migrate into open spaces, and minimizing the instability of an unbalanced bite can save a number of complications later in life.
Although our primary goal is to help your teeth stay healthy and functional, we can guide you through wisdom teeth extraction when needed. Fortunately, your mouth can be restored back to health after wisdom teeth removal. If necessary, crowns, implants, or oral appliances can be used to maintain the positioning of your teeth.
Why Patients Trust LoveJoy
At LoveJoy Dentistry, our team is fully committed to the dental health of you and your entire family. Our offices are capable of administering a broad range of dental services for any and all age groups. Some of the services we offer include:
- Family dentistry services
- Pediatric dentistry services
- Teen dentistry services
- Restorative dentistry services
- Cosmetic dentistry services
If you’re in need of wisdom teeth removal, or any of the above services, then LoveJoy Dentistry and Dr. Alex Rouse, DDS, are the team for you. They provide expert services in a warm and welcoming environment that can make every member of the family feel comfortable. Call us today at 972.449.7411 to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment.