Oral surgery is important for addressing complex dental issues including wisdom tooth extractions and gum and bone grafting. We has extensive experience in advanced oral surgery techniques, helping patients in Mesquite, Garland, Rockwall, Sunnyvale and throughout Dallas County, TX, get the best possible care.
Tooth Removal and Wisdom Teeth extractions
Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 15 to 25. Because most mouths are too small for these molars, an extraction procedure, sometimes immediately after they surface, is often necessary. Most oral health specialists will recommend an immediate removal of the wisdom teeth, as early removal will help to eliminate future problems. At Verma Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we offer different options of sedation so that the appointment is relaxed.
Oral Surgery Q & A
What is oral surgery?
Oral surgery includes procedures designed to treat more complex issues, including complex extractions and wisdom tooth extractions, gum surgery, bone and gum grafting, and placement of implants. Oral surgery can also be used to rebuild teeth or other areas of the mouth following trauma.
Do wisdom teeth always need to be extracted?
Wisdom tooth extraction is almost always a good idea. Because wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge, the mouth is already filled with teeth by the time they erupt from beneath the gum. As a result, many wisdom teeth become “stuck” or impacted under neighboring teeth, or they may emerge sideways or crooked, pressing on other teeth and causing alignment issues or chronic pain. Having these teeth pulled is essential for maintaining oral health and avoiding other, more serious issues. Even when wisdom teeth emerge in alignment, having them removed can play an important role in avoiding future problems. That’s because the location of wisdom teeth far back in the jaw makes them difficult to clean, and that means bacteria and tartar can easily build up, causing tooth decay and gum disease that can affect other teeth as well. Having them removed can help patients avoid these potentially serious consequences.