Wisdom teeth are your third molars, but in this age, they are no longer needed in your smile. Typically, patients have four wisdom teeth that remain under their gums until late adolescence or early adulthood, when they begin to emerge behind the other molars. Many mouths can’t accommodate wisdom teeth, resulting in problems if these teeth can’t emerge properly, which is why they are often removed.
Some of the telltale symptoms of wisdom tooth problems are pressure and discomfort, such as a dull ache, in the gums or soreness in the lower jaw muscles. These issues could be signs that you should visit our dentists to have your wisdom teeth extracted so that they don’t cause further dental problems. If you delay wisdom tooth extraction, you may experience increased dental pain or risk the health of your other teeth.
Our dentist at Harvest Dental typically performs wisdom tooth removal in a single outpatient appointment. Following the removal of wisdom teeth, you can reduce any bleeding at the extraction sites by lightly biting down on a piece of gauze and rinsing your mouth with a lukewarm saltwater solution.
During the recovery process, we encourage you to take any prescribed pain relievers and eat a diet of soft foods. Make sure you stay hydrated but avoid drinking through a straw or else you may dislodge your blood clots.
Contact Harvest Dental at 469-812-7100 today if you have any concerns about wisdom teeth and would like to schedule an appointment for wisdom tooth removal in Farmersville, Texas. Dr. Horsley and Dr. Walker are happy to help you with your oral health needs!