794 KELLER PARKWAY

794 KELLER PARKWAY

794 KELLER PARKWAY

794 KELLER PARKWAY

794 KELLER PARKWAY

KELLER, TX 76248

KELLER, TX 76248

KELLER, TX 76248

KELLER, TX 76248

KELLER, TX 76248

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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

 

Your third molars, commonly referred to as your wisdom teeth, typically develop during your mid teens and sometimes take years to fully erupt.

 

Does Everyone Get Wisdom Teeth?

 

Most people develop their wisdom teeth by the time they reach their mid-teens to early twenties. However, some people never develop their wisdom teeth, while some develop only one, two, or three. Scientists believe this is due to a genetic mutation that first occurred hundreds of thousands of years ago, as determined by fossil remains discovered in China. Today, it is most common in certain ethnic groups, such as the Inuit people.

 

Why Should I Remove Wisdom Teeth if They Aren’t Bothering Me?

 

Unfortunately, wisdom teeth often cause a wide variety of dental issues, and there is often no way to predict future problems. What’s more, wisdom teeth affect surrounding teeth as well. Removing the wisdom teeth before the patient experiences any of these issues is far easier than waiting until problems arise. Wisdom teeth can be removed far easier and have less risk of complications whenever you have them extracted at a younger age (teenage years). For this reason, your dental provider may recommend removal even when patients have yet to experience any issues.

 

Common wisdom teeth problems include misalignment and impactions. Misalignment occurs when the wisdom teeth come in at an angle or horizontally. This causes problems not only with the third molars but also with teeth surrounding these molars.

 

An impacted wisdom tooth is one that either never fully erupts or remains trapped within the jawbone or soft tissue of the gum. When the tooth partially erupts, infection, pain, swelling, and more often occur. This also leads to tooth decay and gum disease, as the partial eruption makes proper cleaning extremely difficult.

 

Is Recovery after Wisdom Teeth Extraction Painful?

 

Typically, wisdom teeth extractions occur under IV anesthesia. Luckily, the most painful period is that immediately following extraction, when the anesthetic is still in effect. Unfortunately, once the anesthetic wears off, there is often some discomfort for the first few days of your recovery. Your doctor provides detailed postoperative instructions, including advice on managing pain and discomfort. This includes gently rinsing with warm salt water to keep it clean, applying ice packs to reduce pain and swelling, and taking over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and prescription narcotics to manage the pain. In addition, your doctor advises adhering to a soft diet and taking it easy for a few days following your procedure.

 

What Complications May Occur after Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

 

Even though wisdom teeth extractions are one of the most common dental surgeries, complications are always a possibility (as they are with any surgery). Minor complications, such as pain and swelling, are more common and typically resolve without needing further treatment.

 

Serious complications include infection, mandibular fractures, nerve damage, and dry socket. These complications occur in a very small percentage of patients. Some may resolve easily with or without additional treatment.

 

Do Cysts Form if Wisdom Teeth Aren’t Removed?

 

When cysts form near or around teeth, they are dental cysts. Sometimes, cysts occur with the development of new teeth, and sometimes they form near the crown of teeth that have yet to erupt, or at the root of a dead tooth. Typically, cysts form in response to tooth damage after trauma, or in the tooth development process.

 

Cysts may abscess (become infected) and cause a great deal of pain. They may also affect surrounding teeth and often weaken the jawbone due to replacing bony tissue. Your doctor removes cysts once detected, and he may need to treat the surrounding area.

 

What about Crowding after Orthodontic Treatment?

 

Crowding is a common reason that dental providers recommend orthodontic treatment, as it causes a variety of issues. Wisdom teeth may cause crowding if they fail to develop properly.

 

When teeth do not have enough room to erupt properly, crowding occurs. If the problem is caused by the development of wisdom teeth, extraction is a common solution. If it occurs throughout the mouth, expanding the arch helps save the patient’s permanent teeth and typically involves braces.

 

I Just Got My Braces Off. Is this a Good Time to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

 

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as each patient is different and much depends on the reason braces were necessary in the first place. For some patients, removing wisdom teeth before applying braces is also an option. This is especially true if the orthodontist discovers impaction or other issues during examinations prior to placing braces. For other patients, it makes more sense to wait until after removing the braces.

 

 

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Keller, TX

Just like in every other small town in every other part of the world, wisdom teeth removal in Keller, TX is an inevitability for many people. These unique teeth that break through into our mouths later in life often cause all kinds of issues that are best avoided. The only way to avoid the issues with current dental technology is through a wisdom tooth extraction.

For many Keller residents, the thought of having their wisdom teeth removed is something that can strike fear into their hearts, and cause anxiety. While it’s true that removing wisdom teeth is an invasive procedure, here at the North Texas Dental Surgery we feel the procedure has an undeserved bad reputation.

Dr. Choi and his team local to Keller, TX have performed countless wisdom tooth extractions for Keller residents over the years. His calm demeanor and extensive experience make a potentially uncomfortable extraction as pleasant as it possibly can be. To help patients understand what will happen, Dr Choi has created a general guide and answered many commonly asked questions below. If you have any questions, or would like to book an appointment to assess your wisdom teeth (or those of your child) then call Dr. Choi today at 817.431.1596.

What Can I Expect If I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The first part of the process is a full dental examination by Dr. Choi at Keller Family Dental (local to Keller, TX). During the examination, Dr. Choi will assess the current state of your wisdom teeth, your mouth, and look for signs of infection. If an infection is found, then the extraction needs to be delayed. Dr. Choi will prescribe antibiotics and then the procedure can begin when it has cleared up.

The first part of the procedure involves anesthetic, this for many people is the only painful part of the operation (and the pain is minuscule). A small needle will be used to inject a local anesthetic into the gums. If you have had a dental local injection before you will already know that this is nothing to worry about. In some cases, (where multiple teeth are being extracted), general anesthetic can be utilized, which renders the patient unconscious throughout the procedure.

Once the patient is fully anesthetized the procedure can then begin. To calm nerves Dr. Choi double checks the anesthetic is doing its job properly (which is a concern many Keller residents have when in the dentist's chair for extractions).

The next step in the procedure involves Dr. Choi gaining access to the tooth. This means cutting the gums at the top of the wisdom tooth’s eruption site. Occasionally the tooth will be obstructed by bone and connective tissue. If this is the case the bone/tissue will need to be removed to allow Dr. Choi to remove the tooth.

Up until this point, discomfort is basically nil. There will be some slight poking and prodding sensations around the mouth, and maybe a little vibration from drilling. It’s nothing more than you would receive from a normal examination / dental cleaning.

One the tooth is as loose as it can possibly be and Dr. Choi has full access, then the final part of the procedure can begin - the extraction.

For most Keller residents who have had their wisdom teeth removed, this is the “scary part”. But in reality, there is nothing to worry about (especially when you are in the care of Dr. Choi’s experienced, skilled hands).

Dr. Choi will grip the tooth securely and then pull on it with significant force. This force is required because wisdom teeth are very securely attached (compared to other teeth). In most cases the tooth is out in a matter of seconds, patients are often surprised at the speed of this part of the procedure. Dr. Choi prides himself on performing some of the most efficient, and “comfortable” wisdom tooth removals in all of Keller, TX.

However, even with the super speed and efficiency of Dr. Choi’s honed extraction technique, this part of the procedure can be uncomfortable. The feeling of having someone tug on one of your teeth is a reasonably unnatural sensation.

However, we hasten to add that uncomfortable does not mean painful. There will be no pain whatsoever, just an unusual momentary sensation. There is no getting around the fact that it’s not nice, but in our opinion, it really does not justify the bad reputation wisdom teeth removal has in Keller, Texas.

Once the extraction has completed, Dr. Choi will let you know the hard part is over and give you a few moments to relax. In some cases, he will need to stitch up the extraction site to prevent infection. This can either be done with regular stitches or dissolvable stitches. If your stitches do not need to be removed, you will not need a follow-up appointment unless there are complications during recovery.

What Happens After the Appointment?

For most Keller residents, the healing process is quick, painless, and hassle free. However, complications can and do happen if you do not follow the aftercare advice Dr. Choi provides. It is very important to not disturb the blood clot that forms over the extraction site. Doing so can lead to a painful inflammatory condition known as a dry socket.

A little bleeding is normal after surgery alongside a little swelling. It’s not going to be anything that causes massive discomfort and is easily treated with painkillers and ice packs for the first day or two. You will still be told to brush your teeth, but you will be advised to avoid the area close to the extraction site. Be gentle if using mouthwash, aggressive washing can dislodge the blood clot.

There is a common myth about recovering from wisdom teeth removal in Keller that needs to be dispelled. Many Keller residents (and Texans across the whole state) believe that the best thing to do after having their wisdom teeth removed is to drink through a straw.

This is categorically untrue, drinking through a straw is one of the worst things you can do after having your wisdom teeth removed. The suction that is created from the sucking can dislodge the blood clot and lead to a dry socket. A similar effect can be found in smoking cigarettes. Smoking during the days after wisdom tooth extraction is advised against because it hinders the healing process. Many Keller residents like to try and quit smoking after having their wisdom teeth removed, due to the mandatory 24 /48 hours smoking ban.

You will probably be advised to avoid eating hard foods and should attempt to stick to a soft diet for the first few days. Additionally, caffeinated, carbonated, and hot drinks should be avoided as much as possible as they too hinder the healing process. Exercise and strenuous physical activity are also advised against for the first day or so after the procedure, as it can cause bleeding.

Other recommendations are often made, many of which are common sense and easy to follow. All in all, the healing process should be complete (for all intents and purposes) in around a week. It’s around this time that patients realize that wisdom teeth removal isn’t as bad as some Keller residents make it out to be.

Most of them wonder what all the fuss was about!

Why Should I Choose Dr. Choi For My Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Our small town of Keller, TX is blessed with many capable dental surgeons that can help with wisdom tooth removal. However, we feel that there is no finer surgeon for wisdom teeth removal in Keller than Dr. Choi. Texans come from all across the lone star state to have their dental work taken care of by his experienced, careful hands.

The process of wisdom teeth extraction is a combination of art and science. Any dental surgeon will be able to provide the treatment, it’s a part of basic dentistry. However, there is a big difference between the skill sets of different dental surgeons beyond this rudimentary level. Inexperienced dental surgeons can take much longer to perform the actual extraction compared to those with numerous extractions under their belt.

This inexperience often means additional (and totally unnecessary) discomfort for the patient. Dr. Choi is one of the most experienced dental surgeons in the whole of Keller when it comes to wisdom teeth removal. Countless Keller residents have put their trust in him over the years, and they always comment on his calming demeanor, and professionalism. The Keller Family Dental team enjoys nothing but praise from the Keller community thanks to the hard work of Dr. Choi and his team.

If you (or your child) needs their wisdom teeth removed, we highly recommend you consider Dr. Choi for your dental needs. He is never too busy to talk to current (or new) patients and is available at 817.431.1596. Why not give him a call now to book an appointment and see how easy wisdom teeth can be removed in the hands of a skilled, caring dental surgeon.