Summit Dental Center™ provides wisdom tooth extraction for patients in the Houston, TX, area with impacted teeth that can cause infections.
What Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Wisdom tooth extraction is the removal of the four permanent molar teeth located at the top and bottom back corners of the mouth. Wisdom teeth tend to grow in between the ages of 17-25. Often, they have to be removed to make space in the back of the mouth, preventing painful infections or other dental issues.
The Problems Wisdom Teeth Can Cause
Reasons for wisdom tooth extraction include the following:
- Makes more space for other molar teeth
- Prevents bacteria and infection
- Improves oral health
- Prevents or corrects jawbone, nerve, and/or adjacent tooth damage
- Prevents or corrects gum disease
- Aligns the jaw and/or teeth correctly
- Prevents or corrects tumors or cysts
What Is the Procedure for Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
An oral surgeon or qualified dentist will perform wisdom teeth extraction surgery. First, anesthesia (usually IV anesthesia) is provided for the patient’s comfort.
Once the patient is under, the bone and tissue around the wisdom teeth are removed. This removal ensures the wisdom teeth around these areas can be clearly and effectively extracted. Next, the gums are sutured together with stitches, which generally aids in a faster recovery time and less bleeding.
Finally, the surgeon places gauze over the wound so a blood clot can form to control bleeding. Once the procedure is over, the patient will rest in the recovery room.
Preparing for Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Early prevention and treatment most always equals a better outcome. Your dentist can help you first assess whether or not you need your wisdom teeth extracted through an initial oral examination and x-ray. If swelling, pain, or infection happens before wisdom teeth extraction, antibiotics will probably need to be taken to ensure the infection does not get worse. Antibacterial medicines, mouth rinse, and/or painkillers may be prescribed to lessen infected tooth pain pre-surgery.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Recovery
Make sure to follow the doctor’s instructions post wisdom teeth surgery to prevent any further complications. Generally, healing and recovery takes about three to five days. For swelling, ice packs can be applied, as recommended by your doctor. Gauze can also be reapplied for bleeding. Softer foods should be eaten immediately following the procedure for a few days while spicy, hard, and chewy foods should be avoided. Your doctor will advise or prescribe the appropriate pain medicine for you. Also, take greater care when brushing and flossing immediately following surgery.
How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Extraction Cost?
We are committed to providing quality, affordable care for you and your family. We offer a variety of payment options and accept most insurance plans. We also accept government assistance programs. Please visit our financing page for to find the best option for your situation.
The cost for a single wisdom tooth starts at $180.00 and for an impacted wisdom tooth extraction starts at $294.00.
IV Sedation is available for patients. With all our dental services never let cost prevent you from getting necessary dental work.
We offer in house payment plans and no credit check financing. Call us at 713-425-0450 to learn more.
Why Choose Summit Dental Center™?
Known as a “great dentist for kids,” Summit Dental Center™ has a reputation for providing a family friendly atmosphere and positive dental experience.
- We use a gentle touch to help put nervous and fearful patients at ease
- We have a bright and clean play area for children and gift bags – everyone loves gift bags!
- We offer ClearCorrect™ as an alternative to Invisalign®
- We provide quality care at affordable rates
- We have 7 convenient locations with flexible evening and weekend hours
What to Expect During Your Consultation
- All new cash patients receive a $25 initial exam
- Your initial visit consists of x-rays, examination, and consultation
- Treatment options are discussed before any service is performed
- We make quality dental care easy and affordable
With seven convenient locations throughout the Houston area, we offer both extended and weekend hours to our patients. We are dedicated to providing quality dental service, so please contact us today to schedule your appointment.