Your third molars, also referred to as wisdom teeth, can erupt in the rear of your mouth as you enter your late teens and early 20s. But when they erupt, this could lead to major issues with the health, function, and even the appearance of your smile. At our Paris, TX, dental office our team will provide a safe and gentle wisdom tooth extraction.
The Eruption of Your Third Molars
These teeth typically arrive in early adulthood, as we enter our 20s. However, there is often no room for them, so their arrival could cause a painful partial eruption known as an impaction. As they bump against other teeth this could damage enamel to increase the risk of tooth decay and infection. The resulting misalignment could change the appearance of your smile and increase the risk of associated complications like tooth decays and gum disease. The changes to your bite balance also mean a higher likelihood of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). All this to say, protecting the heath, beauty, and overall function of your smile may require the extraction of your third molars.
Planning Your Treatment
To begin the process, we need to pinpoint the position of these teeth. With digital x-rays and 3D imagery, we can assess the position of these teeth with precision and accuracy, so we can plan the extraction process in detail. To keep you comfortable as we remove your teeth, our team will discuss dental anesthesia and sedation. Even if you have anxiety about seeing the dentist, we want to make sure you enjoy a positive experience, and leave with a healthier smile.
The Extraction Process
The extraction process is relatively simple. Once you’re comfortable, we will open the gums above the teeth so we can remove the wisdom teeth with ease using a pair of forceps. We then suture the area closed and will provide detailed aftercare instructions as well as prescriptions or any necessary medications. In addition to wisdom teeth, we also remove teeth that are severely damaged or loosened by gum disease, or ones with decay or infection too severe to be treated with a restoration. When we remove a tooth, this is because it poses a threat to the rest of your smile.
If you have any questions about your third molars or about the tooth extraction process, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Paris, TX Dentist About Extracting Your Third Molars
Our team wants to protect your smile by removing third molars before they threaten your smile’s stability. To find out how we can support you, please contact Paris Dental Arts in Paris, TX at (903) 784-4802. Our team can help restore your smile to optimal health and beauty again.