What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Your third molars are often called wisdom teeth because they typically make their grand entrance between the ages of 17 and 21. As they come in, you may feel some discomfort, but if you begin to feel serious pain, always call Dr. Hassan at Colony Dental!
How Do I Know If I Need To Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
At Colony Dental, our primary goal is always to make sure that we do everything we can do help you. That said, Dr. Hassan will closely monitor your wisdom teeth by way of x-rays and exams, particularly as they begin to come in, so that he can detect early signs of issues.
Of course, it’s always best to think preventatively. Dr. Hassan believes in conservative treatment and never prescribing anything that is unnecessary. So, when he prescribes a tooth extraction, particularly for wisdom teeth, it is because he truly feels it is best for your long-term oral health. As with any treatment, Dr. Hassan aims to make sure that you fully understand why he is making his recommendations.
Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?
Wisdom teeth don’t always have to be removed. In fact, if you have the space for them and they come in correctly, they can be beneficial. However, if you don’t have the space in your jaw to accommodate the teeth, they can cause damage to your surrounding teeth, be painful, or become impacted, that is, stuck beneath the gums.
Some possible reasons Dr. Hassan would suggest wisdom teeth removal in Sugar Land, TX are:
- Cyst formation
- Complications with surrounding teeth
Dr. Hassan will work closely with you to make sure you know why he is suggesting a wisdom tooth extraction so that you are empowered to make the best choices for your oral health care.
What Happens If I Don’t Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Not everyone needs their wisdom teeth removed. However, if Dr. Hassan tells you that you need to remove your wisdom teeth and you choose not to, you can be setting yourself up for severe discomfort, infection, or more serious dental complications. If you’re at all concerned about your tooth extraction, talk to Dr. Hassan. He and his team are committed to going out of their way to make sure you have the support you need to feel confident in your care.
What Should I Expect From Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
When you come in for your wisdom teeth removal, like any tooth extraction, Dr. Hassan will give you anesthesia to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. A tooth extraction is a short, routine procedure, and with the help of advanced imaging technologies, Dr. Hassan knows exactly where the tooth is and has already mapped out an extraction plan before you get into the office.
His advanced training and expertise ensures that you receive the best possible care from someone who truly cares about you. Following your procedure, Dr. Hassan will give you detailed care instructions with pain management medication and a complete list of foods to avoid. If you have any concerns following your extraction, call Colony Dental right away. Our whole team will help you with any concern you have.
Sedation Dentistry In Sugar Land, TX
With every tooth extraction, wisdom tooth or not, we use appropriate sedation during your procedure to ensure your safety and comfort. While most extractions can be done with nitrous oxide sedation, some cases require IV sedation. We have an anesthesiologist to administer IV sedation for the cases that require it. In everything that we do, we place your comfort at the top of our list of our priorities. If you want to know more about how sedation dentistry can enhance your oral health by making a wider array of procedures available to you, talk to Dr. Hassan.
Why Choose Colony Dental For My Tooth Extraction?
At Colony Dental, we are not only expertly trained in tooth extraction surgery, but we are committed to your safety and comfort. At every step, you will feel heard, welcomed, and safe. If you need a tooth extraction or your wisdom teeth are causing pain, call Colony Dental today at (281) 565-4100 to schedule your appointment!