Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Dallas, TX

Is It Time to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The wisdom teeth come in much later than your other teeth – usually between ages 17 and 21. At that point, there may not be enough room for the wisdom teeth to fully erupt, and as such, they’re likely to become impacted beneath the gums. They could cause a lot of pain or other oral health problems unless you have them removed as soon as possible. Is someone in your family around the age where they need to start thinking about their wisdom teeth? Give Soleil Dental a call to discuss options for wisdom tooth extractions in Dallas, TX.

Man smiling after wisdom tooth extraction

Why Choose Soleil Dental for Wisdom Teeth Extractions?

  • Two Gentle and Caring Dentists
  • Bilingual Dental Office
  • Multiple Forms of Sedation Available

When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

Man holding jaw in pain before wisdom tooth extractions

It’s actually a misconception that wisdom teeth always need to be removed; some people do have mouths that are big enough to accommodate the extra molars. However, wisdom teeth do need to be removed if they become impacted or cause any of these symptoms:

  • Pain in the back of your mouth
  • Swollen, tender, or bleeding gums
  • Stiffness or pain in your jaw
  • Constant sinus issues
  • Overcrowded or crooked teeth
  • Cysts near the wisdom teeth
  • Repeated tooth infections and cavities

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Animated smile with impacted wisdom tooth

After your wisdom teeth are removed, you should make time to relax for the next couple of days. Keep your head elevated and use an ice pack at regular intervals to lessen swelling. When you eat, stick to soft foods only and chew with the other side of your mouth. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water while your mouth is recovering. If you’ve been prescribed any pain medicine, follow the instructions carefully; missing a dose could make it harder to soothe the pain later on.