Your wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, are the last teeth to come into your mouth. In some cases, there isn’t enough room for them or they don’t fully emerge through your gums. In such cases, wisdom teeth removal in Plano may be necessary to avoid future dental problems. Fortunately, Dr. Rick Barfield regularly removes wisdom teeth.Dr. Barfield on Wisdom Teeth Removal at 1st in Smiles in Plano, TX Read Transcript
With wisdom teeth removal, some wisdom teeth removal is a pretty simple, easy procedure that can be done with local anesthetic. Many times a person needs to be sedated more heavily and we have a dentist who works in our office, a general dentist whose practice is limited to wisdom tooth extraction and IV sedation and he can sedate a person to have their wisdom teeth taken out.
- Assess you and carefully plan your procedure with high-tech tools like our intraoral camera
- Use effective local anesthesia to keep you comfortable
- Offer you a choice of dental sedation, if you need it
- Bring in a specialist to perform your extraction if your case is complex
If you are in pain, your wisdom teeth may need to be removed. Call us at 972-905-9266 to schedule an exam.
Dental Technology Helps Us Plan Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Dr. Barfield will do a thorough examination to determine whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Our state-of-the-art digital X-rays will show if any of your teeth are impacted and their exact position under your gums. This dental technology gives us the opportunity to plan strategically for your wisdom tooth surgery.
The procedure is often very quick, taking an hour or less depending on the position of your teeth and the condition of your gums. Depending on your situation, we will provide local anesthesia to numb you along with sedation to relax you for a pain-free treatment. You should plan to have someone drive you here and back as you may not be entirely recovered from the anesthesia afterward.
We’ll Assess the Need for a Wisdom Teeth Procedure
Although your wisdom teeth exist under your gums during adolescence, they may not erupt until your late teens or early 20s. Some people’s wisdom teeth never erupt through the gums, while others erupt or emerge only part of the way. These are called impacted wisdom teeth, which can be painful. Impaction is a common reason for extraction. Others include:
- You have recurring problems with gum disease or tooth decay. Your wisdom teeth are especially susceptible to these issues, since they are difficult to access for treatment and/or cleaning.
- Your mouth doesn’t have room for these extra teeth.
- Your teeth have grown crooked or at an angle, which can push and move your nearby teeth out of place.
If you have not had your wisdom teeth examined or if your teenager hasn’t either, call us at 972-905-9266. If you need wisdom teeth removal in Plano, we can help!