How is Wisdom Teeth Removal Done?

Have you been told you need to have your wisdom teeth removed? These problematic molars are prone to causing trouble and often need treatment. Wisdom teeth removal effectively eliminates the problems associated with these teeth and prevents future ones from occurring. Your Faces Fort Worth team will explain everything about the procedure and make you feel comfortable about what to expect. 

What are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are your last set of molars at the back of your mouth. Unlike your other teeth, these molars do not usually start to emerge until you are in your teens. In many cases, your jaw does not have enough room for your wisdom teeth to emerge properly. As a result, they can push on other teeth, grow crookedly, and create hard-to-clean areas that can become infected. 

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How Do I Know if My Wisdom Teeth Need Removed?

While some people have their wisdom teeth removed because they are causing symptoms such as discomfort or infections, it is often preferable to remove them before they cause trouble. X-rays of your jaw and teeth will let your dental surgeon see how your wisdom teeth are growing and whether they are likely to become a problem. 

How is Wisdom Teeth Removal Done?

Wisdom teeth removal can be performed in several ways depending on your needs. Some wisdom teeth have fully emerged and can be extracted more easily. Others have become impacted or trapped in the jaw. In this case, Dr. Sonneveld may remove a small piece of bone to access the tooth. Wisdom teeth may also be broken up and removed in pieces if they cannot be extracted whole. 

If this sounds intimidating, keep in mind that you will receive nitrous oxide, sedation, or another form of anesthesia and will not feel any discomfort. These anesthesia techniques are so effective that most people have little to no memory of the procedure. Dr. Sonneveld will choose the method that best matches your comfort level and the type of procedure. 

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What is Recovery Like After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

While each wisdom teeth removal is different, you can expect some swelling and soreness after your procedure. Most people look and feel close to normal after a few days and can return to work, school, and other activities within a week. You will receive pain medication and instructions on how to keep the area clean while it heals. You will be limited to liquids initially but can start eating soft foods soon. Opening your mouth and chewing may feel uncomfortable. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

If you have wisdom teeth that have the potential to cause problems, your dental professional may recommend wisdom teeth removal. Almost anyone is a good candidate, although different techniques may be needed for some people. Only a consultation will allow us to determine the best treatment method for you. 

Dr. Sonneveld and his staff are absolutely fantastic! Every time I walk into the office, I know I’m going to be greeted with a smile. Dr. Sonneveld answered all of my questions, and took the time to explain every part of the procedure. He even contacted me after my TMJ procedure to check in on me. I cannot recommend them enough!
KERIAN J.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about wisdom teeth removal, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.

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