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Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Teeth Create Complications

By definition, wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that emerge typically during your late teens to early 20s. Notorious for not erupting when and as they should, wisdom teeth frequently become impacted. Even if you can’t see your wisdom teeth through your gums, that doesn’t mean they aren’t causing an array of dental issues below the surface. Since our wisdom teeth erupt so late in life, there is often not enough room left in the jaw for the teeth to be properly placed. When wisdom teeth do surface, they can grow at an angle due to crowding and harm neighboring molars or cause structural damage to the jaw. This can create a considerable amount of pain and may even lead to the development of a cyst or infection that is harmful to your bone, gum tissue and existing teeth.

Dr. Jon Robert Friedberg is our expert in tooth extraction and wisdom tooth removal. As a result, he is the go-to specialist for wisdom tooth extractions from the simple, to the complex. When it comes to your wisdom tooth removal, you need an expert. Dr. Friedberg is here for your dental needs, no matter how big or small, to keep you sharing healthy, dazzling smiles for years to come!

Your Tooth Extraction Options

Whether your oral health is in need of a tooth extraction or a wisdom tooth extraction, seeing a specialist like Dr. Jon Robert Friedberg, is essential. Dr. Friedberg’s level of precision and tooth extraction expertise enables him to successfully remove impacted teeth so patients can enjoy a normal, pain-free life once again.

Tooth Extraction

If your tooth becomes damaged or is suffering from decay, a tooth extraction may be necessary to restore optimal oral health. Utilizing advanced dental instruments, your damaged tooth will be gently loosened and lifted from its socket. After surgery, you may experience minimal bleeding for up to 24 hours. By extracting your damaged tooth, your oral health will improve by reducing harmful bacteria that can damage your existing teeth and gums.

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the four permanent adult teeth located in the back corners of your mouth on the top and bottom. If a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow, it can result in pain, infection and other dental problems. To prevent potential future problems, Dr. Friedberg may recommend wisdom tooth extractions even if impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems.

Symptoms Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Swollen, red gums around back molars

Persistent tooth and jaw pain

Bad breath or unpleasant taste in the mouth

Blood or pus near your molars

Swollen jaw or cheeks

Why Seeing Our Oral Surgeon Matters

If you or a family member are in need of wisdom tooth extractions, you can rely on the compassion and skill of Dr. Friedberg here in Houston, TX. With exceptional knowledge and expertise, Dr. Friedberg has successfully removed impacted wisdom teeth from countless patients, allowing them to enjoy a smile that is healthy and pain-free. More intensive than any other kind of tooth extraction, wisdom teeth removal is actually a surgical procedure that requires Dr. Frieberg to open the gums if your wisdom teeth haven’t fully come through. Prior to extraction, Dr. Friedberg will ensure your comfortability with one of our oral sedation options, which creates a pain-free, sleep-like state.

Once your removal is completed, Dr. Friedberg will provide you with a very important set of instructions about what to eat, which activities to avoid and how to care for the treatment area during your recovery. We recommend that you carefully follow these directions to avoid a dry socket – a common complication from improper care that can be extremely painful. While the recovery period is often longer for wisdom teeth extractions than other tooth extractions, wisdom teeth don’t require replacement. Once your mouth has healed, your treatment is completed and you’re able to enjoy a life without wisdom tooth worry!

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