Wisdom Tooth Extractions – San Antonio, TX

Safely Remove Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Woman smiling at dentist during wisdom tooth extraction consultation

A long time ago, wisdom teeth may have served a useful function. Today, however, they’re more likely than not to cause problems due to there not being enough space in your mouth by the time they’re ready to erupt. The longer you have wisdom teeth, the harder it will be to remove them if they start causing complications; as such, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Patel immediately, so we can start figuring out the best steps to take for your oral health, including options for wisdom tooth extractions in San Antonio, TX.

Why Choose HIC Dental - Implant & Family Dentistry for Wisdom Tooth Extractions?

  • Oral Conscious and Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Dentist That’s Always Honest and Transparent
  • Multiple Financial Options Available

When is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Really Necessary?

Animated smile with impacted wisdom tooth

While wisdom teeth removal is sometimes treated as a rite of passage to adulthood, there are cases of people keeping them their entire lives without issue. Extraction is needed if we find evidence that they could cause problems down the line, or if they’re currently causing:

  • Damage to your other teeth
  • Damage to your jaw
  • Recurring sinus issues
  • Inflamed gum tissue
  • Recurring cavities
  • Alignment problems

We’ll be able to determine whether or not wisdom tooth extraction is truly needed after examining your mouth.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction After-Care

Dentist and dental patient discussing wisdom tooth extraction after care

After wisdom teeth have been extracted, you’ll need to take care of the surgical site while your mouth is recovering. Do not use straws, as that could dislodge the blood clot protecting the area. Stay away from solid or crunchy foods for at least a week; stock up on soft or liquid meals, and use the other side of your mouth for chewing. Take your pain medicines as prescribed, and be very gentle when brushing your teeth.