Your wisdom teeth are a third set of back molars that you don’t necessarily need for full oral function. In fact, there are certain times when it makes more sense to remove them. If you need to schedule a wisdom teeth removal in Houston, TX, trust our experts at Parker Nickolas Read Dental.Image Title: youtube thumbnail - igAbezBqUXA comfortable care Read Transcript
During wisdom teeth extractions for some patients, to make them feel very comfortable during it, we offer nitrous oxide. Which is something where they can inhale the gas and make them feel more comfortable, less anxious. We also offer conscious sedation for these patients so they can be more comfortable while we're doing a surgical procedure on them.
If you or a family member have wisdom teeth that need to be removed, give us a call and we will do a consultation to see how we can take those out most comfortably for you.
Our dentists perform a wisdom tooth extraction to:
- Prevent potential problems with your oral health
- Reduce overcrowding and protect bite alignment
- Make oral hygiene easier and more effective
- Give you peace of mind about your dental health
Call Parker Nickolas Read Dental today at (713) 932-0441 to meet with a skilled member of our team. We can determine if removing your wisdom teeth will preserve your smile and ensure better oral health in the long run. Your exam and consultation is free if you’re new to our practice and without insurance. Second opinions are free for all patients.
Enjoy a Comfortable Procedure & Successful Recovery
Because we’ve evolved to no longer need our third set of molars for full oral function, many people can get through life without ever having to worry about their wisdom teeth. But some may need to consider removing them in order to avoid potential dental problems in the future. If you don’t have enough room in your mouth to accommodate these molars, you could face complications with your oral health down the road, such as overcrowding or greater risks for developing cavities and gum disease in those areas.
We can perform a wisdom tooth extraction to help prevent those issues and keep your oral health on the right track. With our special training and years of experience, along with dental sedation, you can enjoy a stress-free procedure in the comfort and convenience of our office.
After your procedure, we will provide instructions to follow for an easier recovery. Each patient’s needs will vary depending on their situation, but our post-op recommendations include:
- Getting plenty of rest and avoiding unnecessary physical activity
- Taking any medications as prescribed to reduce pain and swelling
- Eating soft, bland foods for the first few days after your procedure
- Changing gauze at the extraction site as needed to keep the area clean
- Avoiding drinking through a straw to prevent painful dry sockets
Although patients can have their wisdom teeth removed at any age, it’s often easier and more comfortable to get it out of the way in your late teens or early twenties. Your doctor here can evaluate the potential risks for keeping your wisdom teeth and help you decide if it’s best to extract them now rather than later.