Simple Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Everyone wants to maintain a flawless set of natural teeth for a lifetime. The prospect of tooth loss can be terrifying, but, in some cases, a dental extraction becomes necessary. Dentists always try to protect and restore your natural teeth, but, in some cases, wisdom tooth extraction must be performed to protect the surrounding teeth and gum tissues. Dentaland only performs simple extractions, wisdom tooth extractions, impacted wisdom tooth removal, or emergency wisdom tooth removal procedures when necessary and only uses the most advanced techniques available.

Simple Extractions

  • Reasons for a Simple Extraction

    • Excessive tooth decay that’s spread to the roots
    • Severe dental infections that affect the roots of your teeth
    • Making space in your jaws for optimal dental alignment
    • Overcrowded and misaligned teeth
    • Maintain optimal oral health during chemotherapy
  • The Simple Tooth Extraction Procedure

    The simple tooth extraction procedure is meant for teeth that are still visible, i.e., the entire crown stands above the gum line. The dentist will administer local anesthesia to ensure comfort. Using an instrument called an elevator, the dentist will loosen the affected tooth and extract it using special dental forceps. The procedure is painless, but you may feel mild pressure on your gums.

  • Simple Tooth Extraction Aftercare:

    • Apply ice packs to your cheeks to reduce swelling
    • Bite down on the antiseptic gauze to reduce bleeding
    • Take over-the-counter pain medications to reduce pain and discomfort
    • Don’t use straws or rinse your mouth for 24 hours
    • Don’t smoke for a few days
    • Keep your head elevated on pillows while sleeping
    • Avoid the tooth extraction site while brushing
    • Only eat soft, cold foods, like yogurt, the day after the procedure
    • Start rinsing your mouth with warm salt water after 24 hours

Simple Extractions

  • Reasons for a Simple Extraction

    • Excessive tooth decay that’s spread to the roots
    • Severe dental infections that affect the roots of your teeth
    • Making space in your jaws for optimal dental alignment
    • Overcrowded and misaligned teeth
    • Maintain optimal oral health during chemotherapy
  • The Simple Tooth Extraction Procedure

    The simple tooth extraction procedure is meant for teeth that are still visible, i.e., the entire crown stands above the gum line. The dentist will administer local anesthesia to ensure comfort. Using an instrument called an elevator, the dentist will loosen the affected tooth and extract it using special dental forceps. The procedure is painless, but you may feel mild pressure on your gums.

  • Simple Tooth Extraction Aftercare:

    • Apply ice packs to your cheeks to reduce swelling
    • Bite down on the antiseptic gauze to reduce bleeding
    • Take over-the-counter pain medications to reduce pain and discomfort
    • Don’t use straws or rinse your mouth for 24 hours
    • Don’t smoke for a few days
    • Keep your head elevated on pillows while sleeping
    • Avoid the tooth extraction site while brushing
    • Only eat soft, cold foods, like yogurt, the day after the procedure
    • Start rinsing your mouth with warm salt water after 24 hours

Is your wisdom tooth causing you pain? Speak to our dentist about your wisdom teeth extraction options. Schedule now.

Is your wisdom tooth causing you pain? Speak to our dentist about your options. Schedule now.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Houston Tx

  • What is a Wisdom Tooth?

    The wisdom teeth are the third molars located at the back of your mouth. Most people develop wisdom teeth between the ages of 17 and 25, a long time after all other molars. The wisdom teeth are considered vestigial organs because they don’t serve any functional or cosmetic purpose. In fact, wisdom teeth can lead to numerous complications and oral health problems because they often erupt incorrectly.

  • Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extractions

    The wisdom teeth usually erupt after all other teeth have erupted and settled in your mouth. As such, by the time your wisdom teeth grow out, your jawbone may not have enough space for a new set of teeth. That’s why the wisdom teeth may grow out at awkward angles wherein they push against the surrounding teeth, leading to overcrowding, misalignment, etc.

    In some cases, your wisdom teeth may remain stuck underneath the gum line — these are known as impacted wisdom teeth. Maintaining oral hygiene is difficult with wisdom teeth because you can’t clean them properly, leading to bacterial infections and tooth decay. As such, you need wisdom tooth extractions to maintain optimal oral hygiene, straighten your teeth, and prevent other compilations.

  • When to Extract Wisdom Teeth?

    • You have impacted wisdom teeth stuck under the gum line
    • The gums around your wisdom teeth are swollen, tender, red, or bleeding
    • You have jaw pain and jaw stiffness because of your wisdom teeth
    • The wisdom teeth have grown out incorrectly against the surrounding teeth
    • You experience pain and discomfort around the wisdom teeth
    • Your wisdom teeth have cavities and signs of tooth decay
    • You need to remove some teeth to straighten your smile
    • You have a pus-filled cyst around your wisdom teeth
  • The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

    The wisdom teeth removal procedure is usually more complicated than a simple tooth extraction. If your wisdom teeth have erupted completely, your dentist may perform a simple tooth extraction with an elevator and forceps. However, if you have impacted wisdom teeth, your dentist will have no choice but to perform a surgical wisdom tooth extraction. The specific steps involved in the procedure depend on your unique symptoms and condition.

    During the wisdom tooth removal procedure, the dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the tooth. You may also receive some form of sedation, such as laughing gas or intravenous sedation. The dentist will make small incisions on the gum tissues to access the wisdom tooth. The bone tissues around the wisdom tooth will be cut to dislodge the wisdom tooth. Your impacted wisdom tooth will be removed piece-by-piece, and the gums will be sutured.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Houston Tx

  • What is a Wisdom Tooth?

    The wisdom teeth are the third molars located at the back of your mouth. Most people develop wisdom teeth between the ages of 17 and 25, a long time after all other molars. The wisdom teeth are considered vestigial organs because they don’t serve any functional or cosmetic purpose. In fact, wisdom teeth can lead to numerous complications and oral health problems because they often erupt incorrectly.

  • Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extractions

    The wisdom teeth usually erupt after all other teeth have erupted and settled in your mouth. As such, by the time your wisdom teeth grow out, your jawbone may not have enough space for a new set of teeth. That’s why the wisdom teeth may grow out at awkward angles wherein they push against the surrounding teeth, leading to overcrowding, misalignment, etc.

    In some cases, your wisdom teeth may remain stuck underneath the gum line — these are known as impacted wisdom teeth. Maintaining oral hygiene is difficult with wisdom teeth because you can’t clean them properly, leading to bacterial infections and tooth decay. As such, you need wisdom tooth extractions to maintain optimal oral hygiene, straighten your teeth, and prevent other compilations.

  • When to Extract Wisdom Teeth?

    • You have impacted wisdom teeth stuck under the gum line
    • The gums around your wisdom teeth are swollen, tender, red, or bleeding
    • You have jaw pain and jaw stiffness because of your wisdom teeth
    • The wisdom teeth have grown out incorrectly against the surrounding teeth
    • You experience pain and discomfort around the wisdom teeth
    • Your wisdom teeth have cavities and signs of tooth decay
    • You need to remove some teeth to straighten your smile
    • You have a pus-filled cyst around your wisdom teeth
  • The Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure

    The wisdom teeth removal procedure is usually more complicated than a simple tooth extraction. If your wisdom teeth have erupted completely, your dentist may perform a simple tooth extraction with an elevator and forceps. However, if you have impacted wisdom teeth, your dentist will have no choice but to perform a surgical wisdom tooth extraction. The specific steps involved in the procedure depend on your unique symptoms and condition.

    During the wisdom tooth removal procedure, the dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the tooth. You may also receive some form of sedation, such as laughing gas or intravenous sedation. The dentist will make small incisions on the gum tissues to access the wisdom tooth. The bone tissues around the wisdom tooth will be cut to dislodge the wisdom tooth. Your impacted wisdom tooth will be removed piece-by-piece, and the gums will be sutured.

Wisdom teeth may cause damage to nearby teeth and cause extreme pain. Schedule your wisdom tooth removal now!

Wisdom teeth may cause damage to nearby teeth and cause extreme pain. Schedule now.

Tooth Extractions — FAQs

Will my other teeth be affected after wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom tooth removal doesn’t affect the surrounding teeth — they won’t move out of place or alignment because of the procedure.

What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth growth?

  • Swollen gums
  • Jaw pain
  • Difficulty opening the mouth
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
  • Bleeding gums
  • Tender and sensitive gums

Is there pain during the wisdom teeth procedure?

The wisdom tooth extraction procedure is painless because it’s performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. As such, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

What causes an impacted wisdom tooth?

Impacted wisdom teeth happen because of insufficient space in the jawbone for your wisdom teeth to grow out properly. The lack of space can make them remain stuck under the gum line or come out at improper angles.

How is an impacted wisdom tooth diagnosed?

Your dentist will examine your wisdom teeth and administer x-rays to diagnose impacted wisdom teeth.

How long does it take to remove a wisdom tooth?

The entire wisdom tooth extraction procedure should conclude within 45 minutes.

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Simple Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Houston, TX

Dentaland is a state-of-the-art dental clinic specializing in general dentistry and restorative dentistry. We carefully examine your teeth, discuss your symptoms, review your medical history, and perform diagnostic scans to curate the ideal treatment plans. If we determine that your teeth can’t be saved or that they’re putting other teeth at risk, we may recommend a simple extraction or wisdom tooth extraction. If you are searching for tooth extraction near me, emergency tooth extraction, emergency tooth extraction near me, same day tooth extraction near me, wisdom teeth extraction near me, or wisdom tooth removal near me – please schedule an appointment to explore your tooth extraction options in Houston, TX.

Simple Extractions & Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Houston, TX

Dentaland is a state-of-the-art dental clinic specializing in general dentistry and restorative dentistry. We carefully examine your teeth, discuss your symptoms, review your medical history, and perform diagnostic scans to curate the ideal treatment plans. If we determine that your teeth can’t be saved or that they’re putting other teeth at risk, we may recommend a simple extraction or wisdom tooth extraction. If you are searching for tooth extraction near me, emergency tooth extraction, emergency tooth extraction near me, same day tooth extraction near me, wisdom teeth extraction near me, or wisdom tooth removal near me – please schedule an appointment to explore your tooth extraction options in Houston, TX.