Over 5 Million People Have Their Wisdom Teeth Extracted Each Year
Many people need to have their wisdom teeth removed because they fail to develop correctly. This could mean they fail to fully erupt, or they come in at an angle. In either situation, the rest of your smile is put at risk both functionally and cosmetically. The pressure from the wisdom teeth on the rest of your teeth can cause them to shift, leading to overcrowding and a misaligned bite. Impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth can eventually lead to infection, which can spread throughout the mouth.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions - Garland, TX
Take Preventive Action with Wisdom Tooth Extraction
If Dr. Gandhi or Dr. Harvey sees a concern with your wisdom teeth, he may recommend having them removed. As a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Dr. Gandhi and Dr. Harvey are trained and qualified to offer this treatment here in our office. Most of our patients enjoy a quick and virtually pain-free treatment experience that helps them:
- Prevent infection from impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth
- Protect the smile from cosmetic concerns such as overcrowding
- Save time and money by preventing dental complications that would require additional treatment
One Routine Procedure for Effective Pain Relief
By removing your wisdom teeth, we can alleviate your pain and discomfort directly at the source. As an experienced professional, Dr. Gandhi and Dr. Harvey have extracted wisdom teeth to save the smiles of countless patients. After the teeth have been removed during this routine procedure, you will be given care instructions and we may schedule a follow-up appointment. If you experience some minor discomfort at the extraction site, an over-the-counter pain-killer should help. Most patients are back to normal within a few days, and the healing process complete within two weeks.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may be time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vikram Gandhi and Dr. Harvey to discuss wisdom tooth extraction:
- Infection of the gums
- Uncomfortable jaw ache
- Unpleasant taste in the mouth
- Soreness or pain behind the molars