Impacted teeth do not come in with the proper alignment or get trapped under the gum tissue. Tooth impaction has many risks for complications if not treated properly. Impacted teeth removal is often necessary. That includes impacted wisdom teeth. At Lovett Dental Missouri City, we offer effective, safe, and comfortable solutions for fixing these dental problems for good.
Why Do You Need to Treat Impacted Teeth?
When a tooth does not come in properly, it can cause misalignment of the other teeth. It can also crowd the other teeth. This allows for bacteria to build and decay to happen. It can also cause significant pain and discomfort. It can also change the way your smile looks. That is why we encourage you to come into our office for tooth impaction treatment as soon as you know that there is a problem.
Tooth Impaction in Children
While it is less common, kids can develop tooth impaction. It often occurs around the ages of 10 to 12. During this time, the adult canines are coming in but may become trapped. This is often due to genetics or a small mouth. In this situation, we can often treat tooth impaction using orthodontic appliances to fix the problem.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are those that grow in the very back of the mouth. These teeth are generally not useful, and they are hard to clean, which is why we often recommend removing them before they emerge. Impacted wisdom teeth are common, and when this happens, it can cause significant damage and decay over time. We often recommend impacted teeth removal as a solution here.
What Happens During Impacted Teeth Removal?
Our team helps you with tooth impaction in our office. This generally means working with or oral surgeon to assess the area. You can expect:
- General anesthesia is used to ensure you have no pain.
- The surgeon will cut open the gum to expose the teeth and remove it.
- Stitches that dissolve are placed to close up the area.
- You’ll be given antibiotics to prevent infection.
- Healing time can take between a few days and few weeks.
Tooth impaction can be resolved easily in many people if they come in soon enough for care. If you wait until the impacted wisdom teeth or others begin to deteriorate, it can cause nerve pain and makes the removal process significantly harder to do.
How to Get Help for Tooth Impaction
If you know you need impacted teeth removal or you suspect you need some treatment for your wisdom teeth, we encourage you to call to schedule a consultation with our dentist today. You may be able to get help right away or, if you are having your wisdom teeth taken care of, we may recommend scheduling this procedure to ensure all four teeth can be removed.
We also want to provide you with any other oral health services you may need to improve your smile. This may include:
- General dentistry services
- Oral surgery services
- Periodontal disease treatment
- General teeth cleaning
- Tooth extraction services
We’re here to help you improve your oral health and your smile. It takes one consultation with our team to learn how we can help do that for you.
Invest in Your Oral Health by Calling Lovett Dental Missouri City Today
If you have impacted teeth, don’t wait to get help for it. Instead, allow our team at Lovett Dental Missouri City to provide tooth impaction services that are just right for you. We encourage you to learn more about our impacted wisdom teeth service even before they start to come through. We can help you with comprehensive solutions for impacted teeth removal when you call 281.346.9597 or contact us online for help.