Epic Smiles
Wisdom Tooth Removal & Tooth Extractions

Wisdom Tooth Removal in Aliana & Conroe, TX

At Epic Smiles with Dr. Javid Pour-Ghasemi, we prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout every step of your dental journey. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can pose challenges, and our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and effective solutions. 

From initial consultations to personalized extraction procedures, we’re committed to ensuring a seamless and comfortable experience for every patient. Call our Aliana office at (281) 903-5635 or our Conroe office at (936) 539-9400 to learn more. 

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars that typically emerge in the back corners of the mouth. They usually appear between 17 and 25. While some people have no issues with their wisdom teeth, for many, wisdom teeth can cause problems due to a lack of space in the mouth, leading to various dental issues.

Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Removing wisdom teeth can offer several benefits:

When Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The need for wisdom teeth removal varies from person to person. Your dentist might recommend extraction if:

Regular dental check-ups help in monitoring the development of wisdom teeth. If there are indications of potential issues, your dentist might recommend wisdom teeth extraction as a preventive measure to avoid future problems. Consulting with Dr. Pour-Ghasemi about the necessity for wisdom teeth removal is crucial for maintaining optimal oral health.

The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure

Preparation for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Before the procedure, Dr. Pour-Ghasemi will conduct a thorough examination, possibly including X-rays, to assess the position of your wisdom teeth. He’ll discuss the extraction process, potential risks, and anesthesia options.

Anesthesia Administration

On the day of the extraction, anesthesia will be administered to ensure a painless experience. Options include local anesthesia to numb the extraction site, along local anesthetic, with your preference for dental sedation to relax you.

Extraction Process

Once the area is numb or you’re sedated, the dentist will begin the extraction. If the tooth is visible, they’ll use forceps to gently loosen it. For impacted teeth, a small incision may be made in the gum to access the tooth, and it might be divided into sections for easier removal.

Closure and Recovery Instructions

After removal, the extraction site may be stitched to aid healing. Dr. Pour-Ghasemi will provide detailed post-operative care instructions, including managing discomfort, reducing swelling, and caring for the extraction site to ensure a smooth recovery. Follow-up appointments may also be scheduled to monitor healing progress.

Aftercare for Wisdom Tooth Removal

After undergoing wisdom tooth removal, it’s crucial to follow your dentist’s aftercare steps for optimal healing and recovery. Some aftercare tips include:

Financing Wisdom Tooth Removal

We’re committed to making dental care accessible and affordable. Here’s how we can assist with financing your wisdom tooth extraction:

Understanding Your Coverage

Insurance estimates are based on carrier information and might not guarantee full coverage. Services not covered are the patient’s responsibility and must be paid for during the appointment. Contact us at our Aliana office at (281) 903-5635 or our Conroe office at (936) 539-9400 for any insurance or payment inquiries.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to recover from wisdom teeth removal?

Recovery time after wisdom teeth removal can vary from person to person. Generally, the initial healing period takes about three to four days, during which you might experience some swelling and mild discomfort. However, complete healing may take several weeks. Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide a timeline.

How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

The level of pain during wisdom teeth removal differs for each individual. While the procedure itself is performed under anesthesia to minimize pain, some discomfort and soreness are expected during the recovery period after oral surgery. Your dentist or oral surgeon will prescribe pain medication to manage any post-operative pain.

How long after wisdom tooth removal can I eat?

You’ll want to stick to a soft or liquid diet for the first few days after wisdom teeth removal to allow proper healing. As you recover, you can gradually reintroduce solid foods. Avoid hard, chewy, or spicy foods initially.

Can I go to work the next day after wisdom tooth extraction?

Whether you can return to work the day after wisdom tooth extraction depends on the complexity of the surgical procedure, and how you feel post-surgery. If it’s a straightforward extraction and you’re not experiencing significant discomfort, returning to work the next day might be feasible. If your job involves physical labor or if you’re experiencing discomfort, it might be advisable to take an extra day off for rest.

Alleviate Tooth Pain with Wisdom Tooth Procedures from Dr. Pour-Ghasemi

Our unwavering commitment to patient-centric care, coupled with state-of-the-art procedures and compassionate expertise, ensures that your journey toward optimal oral health is both rewarding and stress-free. 

Trust the team at Epic Smiles to transform your dental experience and elevate your smile to new heights of confidence and wellness. Call our Aliana, TX, office at (281) 903-5635 or Conroe, TX, office at (936) 539-9400 to schedule your consultation. We also welcome patients from Richmond, Willis, and Panorama Village.

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