Man holding cheek in pain as wisdom teeth emerge, requiring removal by our Houston cosmetic dentist

Wisdom Teeth Removal By Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist

Tooth extractions may sound intimidating, but this is a procedure we complete on a regular basis with ease. Our Houston cosmetic dentist patients commonly undergo tooth extraction if we diagnose them with impacted wisdom teeth. In this article, we will explain what wisdom teeth are and why we recommend removing them.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

A wisdom tooth is also referred to as a third molar. These days, some humans may have anywhere from 1-4 wisdom teeth, or none at all. As humans, we once needed those extra molars to tear through the meat we hunted, but these days silverware has taken their place. Instead, impacted wisdom teeth actually pose a threat to good dental health. Wisdom teeth typically appear between the ages of 17 and 21, but in some cases, wisdom teeth may appear a little later.

Why Does Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Recommend Wisdom Teeth Removal?

The main reason why our Houston cosmetic dentist recommends extracting impacted wisdom teeth is that they can easily cause damage to the neighboring teeth by:

Painful Cysts From Wisdom Teeth

  • Impacted wisdom teeth are trapped beneath the gums. In making an attempt to emerge from the gum line, it is possible for a patient to develop painful cysts.

Wisdom Teeth Make Your Teeth Crooked:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth tend to make adjacent teeth crooked as they try to make room in your mouth to fully emerge, which causes a chain reaction that results in a complete shift/crookedness in your teeth. If you’ve completed your metal braces or Invisalign treatment, crooked teeth are the LAST thing we want for you.

Tooth Decay Caused By Wisdom Teeth:

  • Crooked/crowded teeth are hard to keep clean because it becomes more difficult to brush and floss between all the teeth. Poorly cleaned teeth make you more vulnerable to cavities and gum disease.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction By Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist 

We are proud to offer exemplary dental care to patients of all ages from our Houston cosmetic dentist offices. If you are experiencing pain in the back of your jaw, this could be a sign that your impacted wisdom teeth are emerging, so please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist so we can take some x-rays and determine the appropriate course of action.