Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Coppell, TX
Removing Your Loved Ones’ Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Do you have someone in your family that’s in their late teens or early twenties? If so, you should bring them to Steele Dental if they start to experience persistent jaw pain near the back of the mouth; it could mean that they need a wisdom tooth extraction soon. For many people, removing wisdom teeth is a necessary step in continuing to enjoy a pain-free lifestyle and a healthy smile. Call today to set up an appointment with Dr. Steele for wisdom tooth extractions in Coppell, TX.
Why Choose Steele Dental for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?
- Complimentary Evaluations and X-rays
- Very Gentle Surgeon Who Cares About Patients
- Oral Surgery Office That’s Mindful of Patient’s Time
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
Wisdom teeth used to be important back when our ancestors were more likely to experience tooth loss early in life because of a coarse diet and poor oral hygiene. Today, though, most people do not need any additional teeth around early adulthood, which means there is not room in the smile for the wisdom teeth to develop naturally. The lack of space can lead to several potentially severe oral health problems.
What are the Signs That You Need a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Impacted wisdom teeth often cause the following symptoms:
- Persistent pain near the back of the mouth
- Swollen or tender gums (a sign of infection)
- Bleeding gums in the back of the mouth whenever you brush
- Earaches or headaches
- Stiffness, pain, or swelling in your jaw
- Consistent sinus issues
- Overcrowded or crooked teeth
- Cysts (sacs of fluid) near the area where the wisdom teeth are impacted
- Frequent cavities or oral infections
- Bad breath that doesn’t go away
- Having trouble eating (as foods might get stuck at the back of your mouth)
- Pain in your tongue or cheek
All these symptoms can have multiple causes; it’s important to have an examination performed in a timely manner so that you can determine whether they’re truly linked to impacted wisdom teeth.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare
Slight bleeding or oozing may occur after the surgery. You can stop excessive bleeding by biting firmly on a gauze bad for 30 minutes. Take prescribed or over the counter pain medication as directed. Apply ice if there is any swelling. Drink plenty of liquids and eat soft foods high in protein; make sure that you don’t skip any meals, as you’ll feel better if you’re eating regularly. Be gentle when brushing around the surgery site.