Dr. Hassan Asghar (periodontist) is just one of the providers at our multi-specialist dental practice in DFW. As a team of experts, we work together to provide safe and effective services that are not available in traditional family dental practices. This includes surgical procedures, like wisdom tooth removal.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the 3rd set of molars that erupt sometime between the mid-teen years to the mid-20s. In most cases, dental X-rays can detect 3rd molars before a child has reached adolescence. As we monitor their growth and development, it’s possible to pinpoint risk factors that may contribute to overall health complications later on. If this is the case, removing your wisdom teeth is an ideal preventative measure to avoid unwanted problems that have yet to develop.
Here are a few examples:
Partial Eruption — When your wisdom tooth has come through the gums, but not all the way, it can be difficult to clean. These teeth are especially prone to developing cavities and gum disease because of their location, which can easily spread to the adjacent teeth.
Impaction — Pressure caused by an impacted wisdom tooth can damage the adjacent tooth or cause crowding throughout your mouth, because of the teeth being pushed forward.
Cysts — Sometimes, developing wisdom teeth can have enlarged cysts that damages the bone around them.
Keeping You Comfortable
We offer in-house oral sedation to ensure the most relaxing experience possible. Whether you only need one tooth removed or all of your wisdom teeth extracted, our specialists are here to ensure your safety and comfort at all times.
Oral sedation uses prescription strength sedatives that are taken by mouth, just before your scheduled procedure. Gradually you’ll start to feel sleepy or in a dream-like state; most people don’t even remember their appointment because of the amnesic affect. Obviously, you’ll need to have a family member or friend escort you to and from our office!
The medication will start to wear off a few hours later, giving us more than enough time to complete your oral surgery and have you back at home before you start to “come to.”
Specialist Care in DFW
Dental Specialists Center in North Texas provides multi-specialty care close to home, so that you can receive expert services while continuing to see your family dentist for regular treatment. You can call our practice directly or ask for a referral from your family dental office.