When wisdom teeth are trouble and their removal is a must, as explained by your Thibodaux, Louisiana dentist
Acadia Family Dentistry’s friendly team and warm surroundings create an experience that you’ll want to come back to. So, thanks to these regular maintenance visits, we partner with you to prevent many of the conditions that lead to the need for extractions. However, there is one common condition that arises due to how the back molars and jaws develop: impacted wisdom teeth. In this situation, wisdom teeth removal in Thibodaux, Louisiana at the office of Dr. Nhu Le is necessary to restore healthy comfort and function, and to prevent complications (such as damage to other teeth).
The trouble with wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth are not inherently bad. But, by the time they develop (usually between the ages of 17 to 25), your mouth simply doesn’t have room for these molars to erupt properly through the gums. These teeth tend to become “trapped,” either partially or fully beneath the gum tissue. The resulting pressure can cause intense discomfort, and impacted teeth can also press up against surrounding teeth.
To avoid these and other complications, Dr. Le ideally monitors the development of wisdom teeth during routine check-ups. If it appears that these molars are growing in at an angle, or otherwise not erupting in a healthy manner, she will proactively recommend extracting the tooth.
The ease of extractions at a dentist that you trust
Acadia Family Dentistry applies the same gentle, light-touch, and comforting techniques that you expect from their other services toward the extraction process. The specific removal technique depends on if the tooth is visible above the gumline. In some cases, a tooth may be “lifted” non-surgically from the socket. Alternately, Dr. Le may precisely access the tooth and, once exposed, remove it from the socket. Regardless of the specific technique, rest assured you won’t feel anything! We use effective anesthetics and can also discuss calming and safe sedation for utmost comfort.
Before the tooth is removed, we also discuss ways to assure your healing is uneventful and fast; for instance, you can avoid complications by refraining from using straws or any behaviors that might dislodge the blood clot that forms at the extraction site.
Personalized, proactive care
Wisdom teeth can develop without any problems. Likewise, some people don’t develop these molars at all. Since every patient is so different, it’s important to get on a schedule of exams and cleanings at our office. Call (985) 303-2920 to book your appointment with Dr. Le, or select an appointment time online. We’ve now made it easy to book appointments so that you can have a healthy and attractive smile!
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