Most people get their wisdom teeth in their late teens or early 20s. Unfortunately, many people do not have room for these teeth to erupt correctly. At the office of Jonathan F. Powell, DDS, we are happy we can offer wisdom teeth removal in Richmond, TX. Extracting these problematic teeth can have some significant benefits:
- Reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease
- Preventing painful tooth infections
- Avoiding a misaligned bite caused by dental crowding
- Protecting your smile
If this procedure could help you or someone you love, please call 281-944-4752 today to make an appointment with Dr. Powell.
Prevent Problems With Wisdom Tooth Extractions
When wisdom teeth are impacted, they are not able to fully erupt. This increases the risk of disease and infections. The primary problem is that most people’s jaws are not large enough to allow their third molars to come in without putting added pressure on the rest of their teeth.
Dental checkups include X-rays so we can monitor changes to our patients’ teeth. For younger patients, this includes following the development of their third molars. By being proactive, we can identify potential problems with wisdom teeth before they cause pain or create spaces for harmful bacteria to hide from your toothbrush and dental floss. Impacted wisdom teeth also can undo the benefit of orthodontic treatments.
Problematic wisdom teeth can lead to a number of long-term issues:
- Frequent tooth decay and infections
- Persistent toothaches
- Added pressure on your jaw
- Abscessed teeth or cysts in your mouth
Removing your third molars will prevent them from pressing into your existing teeth. This can spare you from the harmful effects of overcrowding. Dr. Powell has been trained and has vast experience treating this problem, which can save you from needing to visit a specialist’s office. Local anesthesia and dental sedation will keep you pain-free during your procedure.
By being proactive about this situation, you can save yourself and your family from lifelong oral health difficulties. Visit us to discuss wisdom teeth removal in Richmond, TX. Our team at Jonathan F. Powell, DDS is here to help. Call 281-944-4752 today to schedule your consultation.