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Wisdom teeth don’t have to be removed when they are functional and healthy. However, they can pose a problem when they grow a little too big for the jaws, emerge at an angle to the jaw, or don’t emerge through the gum. They can go on to cause disruptions in the adjacent teeth or cause cysts in extreme cases. Partially erupted teeth can cause bacteria to thrive, leading to infections, that in turn cause pain, stiffness, swelling and illness.

At The Rowlett Dentist office, we track the position and condition of the wisdom teeth with the help of dental X-rays and manual examination. If your wisdom teeth pose a potential problem, an extraction will be suggested, which will be carried out by means of a minor surgery under local or general anesthesia. Once the wisdom teeth are extracted, the dentist will suture the gums. The dentist may give you post-op instructions, along with pain medications to prevent any discomfort. You may have to come in for a follow-up appointment to have the surgical sutures removed.

Call us at (972) 401-4900 to book an appointment for your wisdom teeth removal!