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Wisdom Teeth Removal in the Mesquite Area

Your third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last to show up in your mouth and often don’t have enough space to come in properly. These large teeth were once useful for our ancestors to chew tough food and fill in for lost teeth. But now, thanks to better oral care and softer diets, wisdom teeth aren’t as necessary as they once were. Additionally, our jaws aren’t as large as they used to be, making it more difficult for wisdom teeth to fit. That’s why wisdom teeth often get stuck (or impacted) and need to be removed by our oral surgeons in Mesquite.

When wisdom teeth don’t fully come through, they can cause problems. It’s hard to clean the back part of your mouth, so these teeth can easily form bacteria around them, raising the risk of tooth decay or gum disease. Impacted wisdom teeth can also lead to cysts or tumors and can keep trying to grow, causing pain and issues for nearby teeth.

Impacted Tooth Removal in Mesquite

To avoid these problems, many of our patients in Mesquite choose to have their wisdom teeth extracted early before any issues start. Our team of oral surgeons in Mesquite performs impacted tooth removal, which might involve taking out a bit of bone to get to the teeth. Our impacted tooth removal surgeons in Mesquite will check your teeth and use X-rays to plan the best way to remove them.

We can perform wisdom teeth removal in our Mesquite office, and you’ll be able to go home soon after your procedure. Many patients opt for a sedative or anesthesia for the procedure and will need someone to drive them home afterward.

Younger people usually recover more quickly from wisdom teeth extraction, and it’s less likely they’ll have problems after their surgery. While anyone at any age might need their wisdom teeth removed, it’s recommended to have this done before age 25.

If you’re thinking about getting your wisdom teeth removed to prevent future problems, schedule your consultation appointment today. At DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we’re a leading provider of wisdom teeth removal surgery in Mesquite, and we can help keep your smile beautiful and healthy for many years to come.