If your wisdom teeth are growing in the wrong direction or you don’t have room for them in your mouth, see the experts at Anna M. Munné, DDS, PA & ASSOCIATES in Houston, Texas. Anna Munné, DDS, PA, and her exceptional team offer painless wisdom teeth removal to reduce the risk of complications. Call her office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking feature today.
Wisdom teeth removal, or extraction, is a dental procedure in which Dr. Munné extracts wisdom teeth from your mouth. Wisdom teeth are a set of molars, commonly called the third molars, that often erupt between ages 17 and 25.
Many people don’t have much room for wisdom teeth in their mouths. Furthermore, wisdom teeth can become painful or negatively affect nearby teeth if they don't erupt properly. About 5 million people in the United States opt for wisdom teeth removal each year.
The main benefits of wisdom teeth removal include diminished pain, a reduced risk of oral health complications, and less tooth crowding. Dr. Munné and her team have many years of experience completing this procedure with minimal downtime. They are highly trained in completing an array of oral health surgeries.
To determine if you're a candidate for wisdom teeth removal, Dr. Munné discusses your symptoms, medical history, and treatment preferences. She examines your teeth and gums, takes dental X-rays, and tailors a treatment plan that suits your needs.
To get ready for wisdom teeth removal, follow Dr. Munné’s instructions. You may need to stop taking certain medications, avoid smoking, and arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and stay with you.
Dr. Munné first numbs the treatment area and offers a sedative to relax you or help you fall asleep. She makes tiny incisions, removes the wisdom teeth, and closes the incisions, or uses gauze to stop bleeding. She then takes you to a recovery area to monitor you. You’ll want to arrange to have someone drive you home afterward.
When you’re healing after wisdom teeth removal, follow all post-surgery instructions. Take medicines as directed, eat a soft-food diet initially, and avoid vigorously brushing your teeth, using mouthwash, drinking through a straw, or doing intense exercise until given the OK. Attend follow-up visits at Anna M. Munné, DDS, PA & ASSOCIATES when needed.
To find out if wisdom teeth removal is right for you, call Anna M. Munné, DDS, PA & ASSOCIATES, or use the online scheduler today.