Wisdom teeth removal may be more common than you think. In fact, more than 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed during their lifetime. Consider Charles E. Dyer, IV, DDS, for your wisdom teeth removal needs. Dr. Dyer regularly performs safe, convenient wisdom teeth removal procedures at his Cypress, Texas, office. A skilled oral surgeon, Dr. Dyer walks you through each step of the procedure and recovery with care and compassion. To learn more, call the office for an appointment or book online today.
Your wisdom teeth are third molars at the back of your mouth, which can appear on the top and bottom behind your second molars.
Your wisdom teeth typically come in during your young adult years between ages 17-25, well after your permanent teeth have come in.
This means there isn’t enough room for your wisdom teeth to come in properly. Without enough space, your wisdom teeth can appear at odd angles, which can lead to many oral health problems that threaten your surrounding teeth and soft tissue.
Impacted wisdom teeth can apply pressure against your second molars, leading to pockets where bacteria can accumulate. Over time, this can cause decay.
Dr. Dyer may recommend wisdom teeth removal if you're dealing with any of these situations due to impacted or erupted wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth do not always cause issues, but most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point.
Wisdom teeth that need to be removed may not have come through the surface of your gums or they may have broken off at your gum line.
Dr. Dyer will need to make a small cut in your gum to remove the impacted tooth. He may need to remove some of the bone around your tooth so that it can be thoroughly extracted.
First, Dr. Dyer gives you a local anesthetic, so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
If you're having a couple of teeth removed at one appointment, as is common with wisdom teeth removal, Dr. Dyer will likely provide you with a general anesthetic. You'll feel no pain and will sleep through the procedure.
Dr. Dyer may divide each tooth into sections for easier removal. He uses special dental instruments to remove the tooth then clean the site of tooth fragments or debris.
Afterward, he stitches up the incision to promote fast healing and places gauze over the extraction site to limit bleeding.
Typically, the initial healing period lasts about 1-2 weeks. During this period, you may experience some pain and discomfort or difficulty chewing as you heal.
To combat this, Dr. Dyer will prescribe pain medication and instructions to stick with a diet of soft foods to ease your recovery.
Contact Dr. Dyer to set up a wisdom teeth removal consultation by calling the office or booking a visit online today.