Wisdom teeth removal in Arlington, TX
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What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that usually appear in our late teens or early twenties. We have a total of four wisdom teeth, with one in each corner of the mouth. These teeth were helpful for our ancestors to chew tough foods, but due to changes in our diet and jaw size, they often don't have enough space to properly emerge. As a result, they can become impacted or cause problems with our oral health.
Is extraction necessary for wisdom teeth?
Symptoms of wisdom teeth emerging include pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness in the back of the mouth. It can cause difficulty in fully opening the mouth, chewing, and bad breath. Wisdom teeth may be impacted (stuck beneath the gum line), leading to infection, tooth decay, cysts, and damage to neighboring teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can be detected through x-rays taken at an Arlington dental clinic. Removing impacted wisdom teeth is necessary to alleviate pain, prevent infection, maintain oral hygiene, and protect overall dental health.
How do they remove wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are typically removed through a surgical procedure where the dentist creates an incision in the gum tissue to access the tooth. In situations where the tooth is broken during extraction, the surgeon may need to remove the surrounding bone to safely extract all the fragments. This is done carefully to avoid damaging nearby structures. The surgeon may use tools like elevators and forceps to remove the tooth and may stitch up the incision afterwards.
After wisdom teeth surgery, it is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by your dental surgeon for a successful recovery. Maintain gentle oral hygiene, including rinsing with saltwater, while avoiding alcohol, smoking, and strenuous activities. Take prescribed pain medication as instructed and apply ice packs for swelling. Stick to a soft food diet, staying hydrated, and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments for proper healing and monitoring.
Post-extraction meal ideas
After oral surgery, it is advisable to avoid consuming foods that may cause irritation or hinder the healing process. It is recommended to avoid any hard or crunchy foods, such as chips or nuts, as they can damage the surgical site. Additionally, it is best to stay away from spicy foods, acidic foods, and foods that require excessive chewing. While mashed bananas can be a suitable option due to their soft texture, it is important to avoid cream of tomato soup as it may contain acidic ingredients that can irritate the surgical area.
Price range for extracting wisdom teeth in Arlington
Wisdom teeth removal in Arlington can vary in cost depending on the type of extraction, whether it's a simple or impacted extraction. Additional costs may apply for dental care during the procedure. As for dental insurance coverage, it's best to check with your provider to determine the extent of your benefits. At our dental office, we can help you navigate insurance coverage and offer affordable options for those without insurance to make the procedure more accessible.
Urgent wisdom tooth extraction in Arlington
Wisdom tooth pain can be classified as an emergency if it is accompanied by symptoms like swelling, difficulty swallowing, or fever. To differentiate between normal growth pain and problematic wisdom tooth pain, we recommend monitoring the pain's intensity, duration, and frequency. If the pain worsens, becomes constant, or prevents normal activities, it may indicate a problem. Seeking care from experienced wisdom teeth removal dentists in Arlington is advisable for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment options.
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