Impacted teeth can directly influence your oral health for years if not properly treated. When it comes to treating tooth impaction in Texas, Lovett Dental Beaumont can provide for all of your needs in our office. That includes managing impacted wisdom teeth and handling impacted teeth removal without pain or discomfort. Don’t wait to get in for help.
What Are Impacted Teeth?
Impacted teeth are those that are unable to come in from under the gumline properly. They may stop growing but tend not to come in because of the alignment of the tooth. If they do emerge, they may damage the other teeth nearby because of this. Tooth impaction is not uncommon, but it has to be treated to protect your oral health and minimize early decay.
What Is Tooth Impaction in Children?
Sometimes tooth impaction can occur in children. One of the most common times is when they are around 10 years old, and canine teeth have not fully developed. This may be because other teeth are crowding the area, or there is a misalignment of the tooth that is significant. In these situations, our pediatric dentists may use orthodontic appliances to move the teeth to create more of an opening.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth most commonly come in between the ages of 18 to 25. These teeth, located all the way in the back of the mouth (both top and bottom), are most likely to be impacted, especially when there is little room for them to come in. Impacted wisdom teeth come in at strange angles and can dislodge or damage other teeth while they do so. We often encourage:
- Removal of wisdom teeth before they emerge
- Monitoring wisdom teeth if you don’t want to remove them
- Impacted teeth removal when they do emerge as needed
- Careful monitoring for early tooth decay
- Proper monitoring of other teeth alignment
It is nearly always best to have impacted wisdom teeth removed. In fact, removing your wisdom teeth even if they are not impacted can help to minimize oral problems down the road.
Removal of Impacted Teeth
The process for having impacted teeth pulled is easy for patients and usually takes under an hour to complete. During this process, our oral surgeon will use sedation to allow you to sleep through it. Once a patient is under anesthesia, the dentist will create an incision in the gums to expose impacted teeth. Those teeth are removed, and the area is stitched up. Over the course of the next few days, the area will heal, and the stitches will dissolve. You can expect full healing in roughly one month.
Removing impacted teeth is a very safe and common procedure. If you require this type of service, our dentists will ensure that you have a full understanding of the process and that you’re comfortable prior to having your impacted teeth removed.
Our Dentists Help You Maintain Strong Oral Health
The dentists at our Beaumont location want to ensure your oral health is the best it possibly can be We encourage you to schedule routine dental appointments and specialist care that can help minimize risks to your oral health and restore y our best smile. Some of the services we may recommend to you include:
- Teeth cleaning services
- General dental exams
- Dental x-rays
- Periodontal disease treatment
- Dental implant procedures
- Orthodontic care and solutions
Prevent Dental Problems by Calling Lovett Dental Beaumont
Impacted teeth should be treated right away to ensure your oral health is maintained. If you or someone in your family have tooth impaction, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for impacted teeth removal with us. If you want to avoid impacted wisdom teeth, work with us repeatedly to ensure your smile is maintained. Call Lovett Dental Beaumont for an appointment at 409.230.0393.