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Wisdom Teeth Removal in Georgetown, TX

Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most common practices in modern dentistry, and Trade Winds Dental in Georgetown, TX is no stranger to the detriment it can have on your oral health. Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Often, these teeth can become problematic as they emerge or attempt to break through the gum line requiring removal. Trade Winds Dental offers affordable Wisdom tooth extraction in Georgetown, TX.

Wisdom Teeth: An Evolutionary Flaw

Woman in pain from wisdom teeth - Trade Winds Dental

Wisdom teeth cause issues primarily because the modern human jaw is often not large enough to accommodate them. This lack of space can lead to the teeth becoming impacted, meaning they cannot emerge properly or become misaligned. When wisdom teeth are misaligned, they may angle towards or away from the second molars, or lie horizontally, which can cause damage to adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves. Additionally, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to crowding of the other teeth and may necessitate orthodontic treatments to correct. The impaction can also create pockets where bacteria can gather, leading to oral infections and gum disease. Regular exams and cleanings are the best way to distinguish if and when removal may be necessary.

The process of removing wisdom teeth, also known as wisdom teeth extraction, usually involves a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Winegar at Trade Winds Dental. In most cases, the patient is sedated using local anesthesia in order to relax completely. Impacted teeth are typically removed with a small incision while non impacted teeth can simply be removed by standard extraction. 

Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Georgetown, TX – The Symptoms:

  • Pain or Jaw Stiffness: Near the back of the mouth or at the site of the wisdom tooth.
  • Swelling: Around the jaw or on the side of the face.
  • Red or Swollen Gums: Particularly around the area where the wisdom tooth is emerging.
  • Bleeding Gums: Around the site of the wisdom tooth.
  • Difficulty Opening the Mouth: Due to pain or swelling.
  • Bad Breath: Caused by an infection or decay associated with wisdom teeth.
  • An Unpleasant Taste in the Mouth: Often related to infection or decay.
  • Visible Gap: Where the wisdom tooth is failing to emerge properly.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms or suspect that your wisdom teeth are causing dental issues, contact Trade Winds Dental for wisdom tooth extraction in Georgetown, TX to schedule an evaluation today. 

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