Wisdom Teeth Extractions – Rockwall, TX
Gentle, Expert Removal of Problematic Teeth
Are you experiencing severe pain toward the back of your jaw? Your wisdom teeth might be causing problems. Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth erupt behind all of the other teeth, but most people don’t have enough room for them. As a result, wisdom teeth cause all sorts of problems, including pain. Dr. Mary Courtin can identify whether your third molars need to be removed and perform safe, comfortable wisdom tooth extractions. Call us and set up a consultation if you think your wisdom teeth might need to be removed.
Why Choose Courtin Dental for Wisdom Teeth Extractions?
- Caring Dentist with Advanced Experience in Oral Surgery
- IV Sedation & Nitrous Oxide Available
- Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments – Even After-Hours & on Weekends!
When Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?
Wisdom teeth don’t always need to be extracted, but more often than not, they cause more harm than good if left in the mouth. They might become impacted, or unable to erupt from the gumline. They could push against your other teeth, leading to misalignment and serious discomfort. They might even trap food particles and increase the risk of infection.
During each of your routine checkups, Dr. Courtin will evaluate your wisdom teeth to determine whether they might turn problematic. You should also call us if you notice any pain near the back of your mouth.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare
It’s normal to experience mild swelling, bleeding, and general soreness after wisdom tooth surgery. These symptoms should subside after a certain period of time, but please contact us immediately if they get worse or if you have any questions. During your recovery, you should still brush your teeth, but be careful near the extraction sites. You’ll want to eat mainly soft foods, like yogurt and mashed potatoes, for the next few days. Avoid using a straw, as it could be painful and prolong the healing process.