Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Beaumont

Essentially a rite of passage, having our wisdom teeth removed is something nearly everyone goes through in their life.

At West End Dental, we’re proud to make the treatment as easy and pain-free as possible, using advanced techniques and technology to help speed recovery.

Here’s more information about wisdom teeth.

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All About Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth usually begin developing in the teenage years and may continue into a person’s late 20s. This third set of molars may never cause any problems, or could require removal due to complications. We will determine if the patient’s wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned. Not everyone will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, but some people may due to reasons such as:

Pain or discomfort


Cysts or tumors

Crowding caused by pressure from the wisdom teeth

Damage to adjacent teeth

Tooth decay that is not restorable

If they are not causing any problems, there is usually no need to get wisdom teeth removed. However, you may not notice some problems, such as decay, so it’s important to see your dentist regularly.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

One of the most common reasons for removal is lack of space. Wisdom tooth eruptions typically occur after all 28 adult teeth are in place. For many people, there is no room for the wisdom teeth to grow properly, causing them to push the existing teeth out of place. In some cases, this lack of space may result in an impaction where the tooth grows in at an angle causing pain.

Issues with wisdom teeth can cause much more than just a toothache. Gum infections, abscesses, cysts that weaken the jaw bone, damage to existing teeth from pressure may erode the roots of adjacent teeth, and decay from improper cleaning are just some of the problems that may occur. Thanks to advancements in techniques and equipment, the procedure to remove them is now easier with less discomfort.

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What Is the Procedure for Extracting Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom tooth removal may be a simple or complicated procedure, depending on the position of the teeth. During the procedure the dentist will use local anesthesia. If an IV sedative is required, patients are referred to a qualified dental surgeon. General anesthesia is only given for very complicated cases and this would be carried out at a hospital.

In most cases, using anesthesia is safe and major problems are rare. Please discuss any concerns about the process with our team.

Removing the wisdom teeth may also be an important step in periodontal therapy or orthodontic treatments. If removal is necessary, we will discuss a variety of sedation choices to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

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For more information, schedule an exam with us to find out more about the available options for wisdom teeth.
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Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Beaumont, TX