Covid-19 Health Update

Acadia Family Dentistry considers the health and safety of our patients and staff as our highest priority. We have implemented some additional precautionary measures apart from the universal precautions to ensure the health and well-being of everyone. Some of these measures are:
  • Scheduling high-risk patients at designated times
  • Subjecting all patients to a temperature scan at the entrance to ensure their temperatures are below 100.4 degrees.
  • Disinfecting reception room, check-in and check-out countertops and bathrooms every hour, and wiping doorknobs and sinks with disinfectant regularly.
  • Hydrogen peroxide rinses provided before treatment begins.
  • All patients will call to notify staff of their arrivals and wait in the car until they are ready to be seen.
  • Removing magazines, toys, and non-essential items from the reception room.
  • Practicing social distancing: which includes no handshaking and hugging.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Dentist at Acadia Family Dentistry in Thibodaux Area

When Should You Visit A Dentist in Thibodaux for Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Wisdom teeth are those third molars you have growing in the very back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25 years of age. If these teeth are healthy, have space to grow in, and bite properly, they may not need to be removed. However, if they’re causing problems to the surrounding teeth, your dentist may recommend having them removed. By consulting with an experienced wisdom teeth removal dentist like Dr. Nhu Le from the Acadia Family Dentistry, you can get expert advice on when you should have your wisdom teeth removed.

At What Age Should You Extract Wisdom Teeth?

Although there’s no specific age for wisdom teeth removal, per se, most dentists recommend that these teeth be extracted in your early adult years, before tooth roots get too firmly entrenched in your jaw. The longer you wait, the higher your risk of complications in removing these teeth, which can impede your healing and recovery.

The following are some signs that it may be time to have your wisdom teeth removed:

  • Pain and sensitivity in the area where wisdom teeth are coming in
  • Inflammation of gum tissue
  • Development of cysts or tumors in the back of your mouth
  • Jaw pain and stiffness
  • Consistent sinus problems due to wisdom teeth coming in

At Acadia Family Dentistry, Dr. Nhu Le will take x-rays of the area and evaluate your condition to determine if dental extractions are needed.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Removing wisdom teeth before they cause problems can save you time, money, and pain. However, if you wait too long for removal, your wisdom teeth could become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are not only painful, but they also pose a risk of damaging surrounding teeth. Sometimes wisdom teeth start to come in only to face obstruction from other teeth. This area then becomes a “breeding ground” for bacteria to grow, putting you at risk of decay, tooth infections, and gum disease.

If you’re anxious about your wisdom teeth, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nhu Le and the Acadia Family Dentistry team. Call (985) 303-2920 to learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Thibodaux.

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Dr. Nhu Le, DMD

Dr. Nhu Le, DMD - Acadia Family Dentistry

Dr. Nhu Le believes that her patients deserve the best dental care and treats them like family.

She attended high school in Iowa, obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, graduated from dental school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida, and completed her General Practice Residency at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. She worked for a group practice in Orlando, Florida for three years before moving to Southeast Louisiana and to New Orleans. She is currently following dental curriculum at Kois Center.

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