Wisdom Teeth Removal in Mabank, TX
Many dental offices have to refer patients to oral surgeons when they need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. Magnolia Dental is proud to offer in-house wisdom tooth removals, which our patients often find convenient and comforting, as they are able to visit the same office and work with the same dental team that does their routine dental treatments!
Whether you think you may need one more wisdom teeth extracted or you know you need them removed and you’re searching for a trusted dental office in Mabank, you’ve come to the right place. Contact our office today!CONTACT US
When should wisdom teeth be removed?
Wisdom teeth often become impacted, meaning they don’t have enough space to fully emerge, which can result in pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. Wisdom teeth can also cause crowding or shifting other teeth, which may affect your overall bite and the alignment of your smile.
If you’ve been experiencing pain or soreness in the back of your mouth, it’s worth scheduling a visit with our team to get it checked out. Regular visits to our office are also important, as they allow our team to take X-rays and examine your teeth to help you determine when or if you should have your wisdom teeth removed.
Are wisdom tooth extractions painful?
Many patients are apprehensive about having one or more teeth surgically extracted. Before a tooth is removed, a local anesthetic is used to numb the teeth and gums. This often results in the patient feeling pressure on their teeth, but not pain. We can also prescribe pain medication or provide you with a list of over-the-counter pain medications to take post-treatment. Our practice also offers a variety of sedation options, including nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and general anesthesia, which can make your experience more pleasant and/or leave you with little to no memory of the appointment.
Can I return to work or school after a wisdom tooth removal?
The recovery period following a wisdom tooth removal varies from person to person. In general, most patients can return to work or school within a day or two, but the complexity of the extraction can affect your recovery time, as impacted extractions typically have a longer recovery period than non-impacted extractions. Once you return to your normal routine, you will likely need to continue eating soft foods and avoiding strenuous activities to ensure that the extraction site is able to heal quickly and properly.CONTACT US