Once you get between the ages of 18 and 25, you might start to notice discomfort in the back of your mouth that you didn’t have before. Even if you know that you have healthy teeth and practice good at-home hygiene, wisdom teeth can erupt and wreak havoc on your smile and bite’s current alignment. At Brice Dental, we extract harmful teeth that cause crowding, increase your risk of developing an oral infection, and negatively affect your oral health overall. If you start to notice discomfort in your back teeth, give our dental office a call to discuss wisdom tooth extractions in San Antonio, TX!
It’s rare for all four wisdom teeth to be able to erupt without needing them extracted. The most common sign that you need to have them removed is pain stemming from the back of the mouth, while other signs may include swelling or fever as a result of an infection developing due to their eruption. We’ll perform a detailed exam of your mouth, capture X-rays to determine the path of your erupting wisdom teeth, then provide a treatment plan from there.
Depending on the current state of your erupting tooth, our dental office will perform either a simple extraction or a surgical one. Simple extractions are performed when the wisdom tooth has fully erupted, therefore making it easily visible for the dentist. By using a dental elevator to detach the tooth from the periodontal ligament holding it in place, Dr. Brice can gently remove the tooth in question. If the tooth is trapped underneath gum tissue or neighboring teeth (impacted), then he’ll make a small incision in the gum tissue, gently break the tooth into smaller pieces, then remove them individually.
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