Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal in Austin Texas

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure that involves the extraction of one or more third molars (also known as wisdom teeth) from the jawbone. The procedure is usually performed by an oral surgeon, and is typically recommended when the wisdom teeth are causing pain, infection, or other dental problems. Other reasons for wisdom teeth removal may include impacting other teeth, causing crowding or misalignment, or if there is a risk of cysts or tumors developing.

When should I see my Oral Surgeon?

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your oral surgeon to determine whether wisdom teeth removal is necessary:

  • Pain or discomfort in the back of the mouth
  • Swelling or redness in the gums
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
  • Headaches or earaches

Your oral surgeon will examine your mouth and take X-rays to determine the position of your wisdom teeth and whether they need to be removed. If it is determined that extraction is necessary, your oral surgeon will provide instructions on how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect during and after the surgery.

After the procedure, patients should expect some swelling, discomfort, and bleeding for a few days. It is common to experience these symptoms, and patients should be advised to take it easy and avoid strenuous activity during this time. Patients should also follow their oral surgeon’s instructions for caring for the extraction site, including keeping the area clean and avoiding certain foods and activities as directed. They should also attend any follow-up appointments to ensure that the extraction site is healing properly.

While wisdom teeth removal is generally safe, there are some risks and potential complications associated with the procedure, including infection, bleeding, nerve damage, and dry socket. Patients should be advised to discuss these risks with their oral surgeon before undergoing the procedure.

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