If you are needing Wisdom Teeth Removal in Sugar Land, TX let Best Dental be your high quality and affordable option.
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.
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 dental office.
HOW ARE WISDOM TEETH REMOVED?
- Local anesthesia (usually Lidocaine) is given to numb the wisdom tooth or teeth
- IV sedation may be required if the wisdom teeth are impacted.
- If the teeth are impacted, the gum tissue is reflected back to expose the tooth structure.
- Instruments and drilling methods are used to section the teeth, and remove them piece by piece.
- After the entire tooth is removed, the area is copiously irrigated with normal saline.
- The gum tissue is sutured together, commonly with a dis-solvable stitch.
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 MUCH DOES IT COST TO REMOVE YOUR WISDOM TEETH IN SUGAR LAND, TX?
The average cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal in Sugar Land, TX is $2,200. That is for all four wisdom teeth with IV Sedation. Prices may vary based on the treating dentist or surgeon, the complexity of your procedure, and if IV Sedation is used or not. Below is a chart showing the average prices to extract wisdom teeth in the greater Sugar Land, TX area.
Average Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal in Sugar Land, TX
|Number of Wisdom Teeth Removed||Average Cost||Price Range||Our 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||$2,000||$2,000-$3,000||$999|
|4 Wisdom Teeth Removed with Sedation||$2,200||$2,100-$4,000||$1,200|
HOW DO WISDOM TEETH “HOLES” HEAL AFTER EXTRACTION?
After any tooth extraction, teeth holes close 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.
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.
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.
If you are needing wisdom teeth removal options in Sugar Land, TX look no further than Best Dental. We hope to meet you soon!