Treatments for Troublesome Wisdom Teeth
Are you experiencing pain, swelling, or off-and-on discomfort near your jaws? It could be because of your wisdom teeth. Although the 3rd set of molars can erupt as early as 14 years of age, it’s not uncommon for them to finish developing as late as the age of 30.
3rd Molar Extractions
One of the most common reasons why 3rd molars need to be removed is because there isn’t enough space for them to fully erupt. When this is the case, people often experience problems like:
- Difficulty keeping them clean
- Tooth decay or gum disease
- Pushing the other teeth, causing crowding throughout the mouth
- Food packing under the gums
- Bad breath
Removing the wisdom teeth can help you manage your oral health and prevent damage to the rest of your smile.
Dr. Pary offers both oral sedation, as well as IV sedation, which is administered by our on-site anesthetist. This makes it possible for you to feel as if you’re sleeping right through the entire procedure, unaware of whatever else is going on.
Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
One of the most common questions that we hear from our teen or 20-something patients is whether or not they need to have their wisdom teeth pulled. As a rule of thumb, Dr. Pary recommends removing the 3rd molars only if they are interfering with the health of the other teeth, or causing chronic discomfort.
During your wisdom tooth consultation, we will take a digital panoramic x-ray that shows your entire jaw, as well as the eruption patterns of the teeth. This information will allow Dr. Pary to determine whether or not there is a risk to your other teeth.
Call our Spanish-speaking Shreveport dental office today for a same day appointment to find out more. Read up more on our extractions.