Wisdom teeth typically do more harm than good when it comes to your oral health. Most people’s jaw can only accommodate 28 teeth. Wisdom teeth add an additional 4 teeth, forcing your jaw to house 32 teeth. This usually results in the teeth shifting to make room for the growing wisdom teeth. This shifting causes crowding and even a misaligned bite.
Wisdom teeth can also cause pain and discomfort when they erupt or emerge. They may press up against an existing tooth as they try to erupt. Wisdom teeth can also grow abnormally along your gums when there isn’t enough space for them to properly emerge.
Wisdom teeth usually erupt around the ages 17 to 24. Often, patients opt to extract their wisdom teeth to relieve them of pain and discomfort, as well as to avoid any potential dental issues. This can make extraction a more cost-effective solution to dental work.
At Echeverri Dental Center, we perform wisdom teeth extraction. During your procedure, you will be completely sedated. This ensures that you have a comfortable, relaxing dental appointment. While you are sedated, we will pull the wisdom teeth, giving you much-needed relief.
We also perform extraction on other teeth. We will try our best to avoid extraction but, sometimes, it is necessary when a tooth is too far decayed. When decay has affected the majority of the tooth, pulling it can be the best option. Pulling infected or decayed teeth can relieve you of an excruciating toothache. You will be sedated during tooth extraction, so won’t have to feel a thing.
If you’d like to learn more about tooth extraction, we encourage you to contact our Houston, TX dental office. We would be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. Call today to schedule an appointment! We look forward to working with you and your smile!