Wisdom Tooth Extractions – Greenville, TX

Say Goodbye to Troublesome Third Molars

Wisdom tooth extractions have become something of a rite of passage for many adolescents and young adults. If you believe that you or someone in your family needs to undergo this procedure, our Greenville emergency dental team is here to serve you. With the assistance of a local specialist, we are capable of handling even complex cases. To learn more about what you can expect when you say goodbye to your troublesome third molars, read this page. Then, give us a call to book your consultation.

Why Choose PRACTICE for Wisdom Tooth Extractions? 

  • On-Staff Specialist for Complex Cases
  • Sedation Options Available
  • Skilled & Caring Dental Team

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

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Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, which are located at the very back of the mouth. They usually develop when a person is in their late teens or early 20s. Most people develop four wisdom teeth, though some people have more or fewer. In fact, some people never get any wisdom teeth at all.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

Illustration showing impacted wisdom tooth

Not everyone needs to get their wisdom teeth removed. However, some people experience numerous problems because of their third molars. For example, they may become impacted (stuck beneath the gumline). They can also trap food around them and be at a heightened risk of decay. In some cases, they push against nearby teeth and cause them to become misaligned. There is even the chance that cysts and tumors can develop around them.

If you are experiencing pain or other unpleasant symptoms toward the back of your mouth, it may be time to get your wisdom teeth evaluated. They might need to be extracted. Some people even choose to get them removed as a purely precautionary measure.

What to Expect from the Wisdom Teeth Procedure

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In some cases, wisdom teeth removal is straightforward. We simply numb the mouth, grip the teeth with forceps, and wiggle them out of their socket.

However, if a tooth is impacted, it might be necessary to create incisions in the gums or break the tooth into pieces. If your case is relatively complex, we may schedule you to visit our practice on a day when a local specialist is working with our team.

Regardless of the details of your case, you can be confident that we will do everything we can to make you comfortable during your procedure.

Recovering From Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Most people are feeling normal within a week or two of their procedure. Here are some steps you can take to facilitate a smooth recovery:

  • Take medication to manage discomfort.
  • Consume a soft diet.
  • Use a cold compress to minimize swelling.
  • Do not use a drinking straw.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Avoid touching the extraction sites with your tongue or fingers.
  • Call our team if you have any questions or concerns while you are healing.
  • Attend any recommended follow-up appointments.