Wisdom Teeth Removal in New Braunfels, TX
Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars and the last teeth to come in. If it seems like your wisdom teeth are going to cause future issues with your dental health or tooth alignment, it may be in your best interest to have them removed so you’re not spending more time and money on them down to the road.
At Litton Family Dental, we can take a look at your wisdom teeth and let you know if removal is recommended. If so, we can take care of the procedure for you in-house.
Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal isn’t always necessary. If they’re growing in fully and correctly positioned then you don’t have to worry. The issue is when they’re not fully erupted or coming in at an angle, which can lead to future dental problems. The main reasons we would recommend extraction are when your wisdom teeth are:
- Trapped within the jaw (also called impacted)
- Causing crowding
- Damaging nearby teeth or the bone
- Only partially emerged, making them difficult to keep clean and increasing the likelihood of infection or disease
- Negatively affecting your jaw movement or chewing ability
- Causing you pain
- Making your gums swollen
About the Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure
Before beginning the wisdom teeth removal, we’ll administer sedation (if you choose) as well as local anesthetic so that you don’t experience discomfort during the procedure. We’ll remove the tooth, clean the area, and place some gauze over the extraction site. We will also give you some instructions on what to do and eat after surgery to ensure you have a speedy, problem-free recovery.
We don’t want dental anxiety or fear to get in the way of you getting wisdom teeth removal when you need it. Our practice offers oral conscious sedation to help you get through the procedure with ease. This type of sedation comes in the form of a pill, which you’ll take an hour before your appointment. Once it’s time for you to come back for your treatment, you’ll feel completely relaxed.MAKE APPOINTMENT