Your Guide to Wisdom Teeth and Other Tooth Extractions at Portal Dental Care
Wisdom teeth and other extractions don’t have to be a source of dread. Right here in your Houston neighborhood, Portal Dental Care offers quality services to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We understand that sometimes, removing a tooth is necessary for maintaining overall oral health.
Wisdom Teeth: The Late Bloomers
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, usually appear between the late teens and early twenties, the age at which back in Roman times you were thought to gain the wisdom of adulthood. While they can come in without issues for some, for others, they become impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth may only partially erupt through the gum or come in at an angle, causing complications like pain and misalignment.
Why Impacted Wisdom Teeth Can Be a Problem
If an impacted wisdom tooth only partially emerges, a skin flap—known as an operculum—may form over it. This operculum can make it difficult to clean the tooth, leading to a painful infection called pericoronitis.
Extractions: It’s Not Just About Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth often take the spotlight, but other teeth may require extraction as well. Causes can range from severe decay and trauma to crowding issues. Just like with wisdom teeth, we use anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Our Diagnostic Approach: Comprehensive and Thorough
The first step in resolving your dental concerns is a thorough examination and x-rays. This approach helps us evaluate whether extraction is the most suitable course of action for you.
The Procedure: What to Anticipate
Depending on your comfort level and the complexity of your case, we may use either local or general anesthesia. Our goal is to make the extraction process as seamless as possible.
Post-Extraction: What Comes Next?
Aftercare is critical for a quick and smooth recovery. Our team at Portal Dental Care provides detailed instructions to help you avoid complications like infections.
Cost and Insurance: A Practical Guide
Costs of extractions can vary, but many dental insurance plans offer some form of coverage. To get the most accurate information, we recommend consulting your dentist and insurance provider.
Your Community Dental Health Provider
We are excited to serve the community at our convenient location: 12035 Bammel N. Houston Rd., Houston, TX, 77066. Portal Dental Care is your go-to place for all things dental in Houston. Don’t let dental issues keep you from smiling. Schedule a consultation today by calling us at (832) 286-1014. Your oral health is our top priority, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.