Wisdom Teeth Removal Spring TX

If you are looking for affordable wisdom teeth removal in Spring, TX look no further than Best Dental. Our expert surgical team has performed thousands of successful wisdom teeth extractions for patients all across the Spring area.

We get so many questions asked about Wisdom Teeth over at Best Dental. Below are some of the commonly asked questions, and their answers. If you any further questions or concerns in regards to Wisdom Teeth, please feel free to reach out to our office.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are teeth that usually fully develop during your teenage years. Since they are the last teeth to fully mature and develop they are affectionately called “wisdom” teeth. Wisdom teeth may erupt in your mouth during your teenage or young adult years, or they may remain embedded in your jawbone. The latter are called “impacted wisdom teeth”, and they may remain dormant for many years. Wisdom teeth are commonly removed during your teenage years due to the myriad of oral health problems that they can cause.

How are wisdom teeth removed?

  1. Local anesthesia (usually Lidocaine) is given to numb the wisdom tooth or teeth
  2. IV sedation may be required if the wisdom teeth are impacted.
  3. If the teeth are impacted, the gum tissue is reflected back to expose the tooth structure.
  4. Instruments and drilling methods are used to section the teeth, and remove them piece by piece.
  5. After the entire tooth is removed, the area is copiously irrigated with normal saline.
  6. The gum tissue is sutured together, commonly with a dis-solvable stitch.

What is the cost of wisdom teeth removal in Spring, TX?

The average cost of wisdom teeth removal in Spring, TX is $2,500. This is for the removal of all 4 wisdom teeth under IV Sedation. Prices may vary depending on the number of teeth being removed, and the surgeon removing your teeth.

Number of Wisdom Teeth RemovedAverage CostPrice RangeOur Price
1 Wisdom Tooth Removed with Sedation$1,400$1,000-$2,000$600
2 Wisdom Teeth Removed with Sedation$1,800$1,500-$2,500$799
3 Wisdom Teeth Removed with Sedation$2,200$2,000-$3,000$999
4 Wisdom Teeth Removed with Sedation$2,500$2,100-$4,000$1,200

How long does it take to heal after wisdom teeth removal?

You will be sore and swollen for a few days. We tell our patients that you may look like a chipmunk for a little while. The majority of the healing process takes a few weeks, with complete healing taking around 6-8 weeks.

How do wisdom teeth “holes” heal after extraction?

Mainly through a process called secondary intention. Bone fills the hole, and soft tissue (gum tissue) wraps around the newly formed bone to completely close up the site where the tooth was taken out.

Will I have pain after my wisdom teeth are removed?

Yes you will. Pain may last 1-2 weeks after wisdom teeth removal. Pain medication and antibiotics will be prescribed to keep the pain at bay while your body heals itself.

When should wisdom teeth be removed?

Usually the best time to remove your wisdom teeth is during your mid teenage years. The teeth are easier to remove during this time, and the healing process is a lot faster.

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When do wisdom teeth erupt or come in?

This also occurs mainly during your teenage years. Not all wisdom teeth erupt actually. Some wisdom teeth remain embedded in your jawbone. This are knows as impacted wisdom teeth, and they may need to be removed some time in the future.

Do ice packs help with the healing process?

Yes they do. We recommend placing ice packs on your face for the first 24 hours to minimize swelling.

When will my stitches come out?

Sutures placed after wisdom teeth removal are dis-solvable most of the times. They usually come out after 7-10 days.

Are wisdom teeth common?

Most people develop wisdom teeth some time during their life. A lot of times they erupt into the mouth, while sometimes the remain inside your jawbone and are considered to be “impacted.”

Are wisdom teeth also known as third molars?

Yes they are. Third molars are another name for wisdom teeth, whether they are erupted or impacted.

Are wisdom teeth useless like your appendix?

In most cases, wisdom teeth are non-functional, meaning they don’t actively participate in any meaningful action inside the mouth.

Some people’s wisdom teeth fully erupts into their mouths, and function just like the rest of their teeth do. At Best Dental, we recommend these patients to keep their wisdom teeth, and make sure they take care of them to prevent any cavity formation in the future.

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Can wisdom teeth cause ear pain?

They can. It is usually the lower third molars that can cause pain to radiate to the ears. In these cases it will be recommend by Dr. Jasmine and her Oral Surgeon to remove your third molars, whether they are erupted or impacted.

When do wisdom teeth normally come in or erupt?

Sometimes they don’t erupt and stay impacted and embedded in your jawbones. If they do erupt you will usually notice them around the age range of 14-20.

Can wisdom teeth cause vertigo?

Usually not. There have been documented cases of potential links between vertigo and wisdom teeth, but this is commonly not the case. If you are suffering from dizzy spells and vertigo please visit your physician immediately.

Can wisdom teeth cause headaches?

If wisdom teeth is a source of pain and stress, it can certainly lead to a headache as your muscles will be stressed during your time of discomfort. There is no correlation between dormant and healthy wisdom teeth, and headaches.

Can wisdom teeth cause a sore throat?

Infected lower third molars can certainly cause a sore throat in the infection has spread to the back of the mouth. Wisdom teeth removal will be a priority to remove the source of the problem in these cases.

Can wisdom teeth cause TMJ?

In the majority of cases, wisdom teeth has no causal relationship with TMJ. TMJ is usually the cause of a joint problem in your lower jawbone. The sensation of jaw clicking normally has nothing to do with your wisdom teeth.

If you need an affordable alternative to remove your wisdom teeth in Spring, TX call our expert team today!

Other Frequently Asked Questions

What aftercare instruction should I follow once my wisdom teeth are removed?

The following is a list of steps to follow after wisdom teeth removal surgery:

  • Bite on gauze with good pressure for 30-45 minutes. Pack fresh gauze in the extraction sites until bleeding has completely stopped. Bleeding and oozing may be normal for up to 24 hours.
  • Use an ice pack for the first 24 hours to help minimize swelling.
  • On day 2 start using a heating pack to prevent any long term swelling issues.
  • Expect your face to be swollen for 3-5 days.
  • Finish your medications prescribed by your doctor.
  • Use warm salt water rinses twice a day to accelerate the healing process.
  • Do not smoke for 72 hours after your surgery.
  • Do not suck through a straw for 24 hours after surgery.
  • When rinsing your mouth, avoid spitting for 1 week.
  • Keep hydrated.

What are some possible symptoms and complications for wisdom teeth removal surgery?

Some symptoms and complications after your wisdom teeth are extracted may include:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Numbness

Of these complications, a dental infection and numbness are the two more serious issues that need to be addressed quickly. A infection in the site of a wisdom tooth extraction needs to be addressed as these abscesses can quickly spread to other regions of the body. In severe cases, they may even cause breathing problems.

Numbness occurs when your wisdom tooth was in close relation with a nerve that runs through your jawbone. It is commonly seen with lower wisdom teeth removals as the inferior alveolar nerve may become impinged or damaged during your surgery. Most times this damage is temporary and causes paresthesia (or numbness) in the areas of the tooth, gums, lips, and chin area. Your lips may also feel numb for a period of time. Most times, this paresthesia resolves itself over the course of one year.

Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Not all wisdom teeth have to be extracted. Many of our patients have erupted wisdom teeth that are healthy and are contributing to normal chewing habits. These teeth just need to be monitored and kept clean on a regular basis. If they begin to cavitate your dentist may find it prudent to have them removed as wisdom teeth are very difficult to keep clean.

Should all my wisdom teeth be removed at once?

We feel that if you are going to be sedated for your surgery, it is wise to get all your wisdom teeth extracted at the same time. No one wants to go through the surgical process for a second time. As much as we enjoy performing our jobs, it’s not the greatest experience to go through, much less going through a second surgery.

What determines the cost of wisdom tooth removal?

Normally the price of a wisdom tooth extraction depends on the level of impaction of the tooth itself. This means that the deeper the wisdom tooth is in the jawbone, the more expensive it will likely be to remove. Wisdom teeth can be defined by their impacted states:

  • Erupted wisdom tooth
  • Soft tissue impacted wisdom tooth
  • Partial bony impacted wisdom tooth
  • Full bony impacted wisdom tooth

Full bony means the third molar is completely encased in your jawbones. These extractions are usually the most difficult to complete, and hence cost more to remove than the other types of wisdom teeth mentioned.

Are wisdom teeth congenital in nature?

Wisdom teeth, just like all other tissues and organs in our body, are developed and programmed to form by our genetic template. Some people may form all four of their wisdom teeth, and some may not form any at all. There are even some patients that can develop five or more wisdom teeth during their developmental years.

Can wisdom teeth cause my head to go dizzy?

Dizziness, also known as vertigo, is normally not a common symptom of wisdom teeth. There have been documented cases of potential links between vertigo and wisdom teeth, but this is commonly not the case. If you are suffering from dizzy spells and vertigo please visit your physician immediately.