Terry County Dental - Brownfield

Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Brownfield

Removing wisdom teeth is a common procedure with low risk and generally causes minimal pain.
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Signs to Look Out For

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that usually appear in your late teens to mid-twenties, but the timing can vary. Some people don’t get wisdom teeth at all. While they might not cause problems at first, there are several reasons to consider removing them.

Reasons to remove wisdom teeth:
They may grow in crooked or get stuck against another tooth.
There might not be enough room, which can cause pain and other dental issues.
If they are not aligned right, they can trap food and be hard to keep clean, which might lead to tooth decay.
Wisdom teeth that don’t come in properly are more likely to get infected.

The Process of Removing Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can be simply pulled out by your dentist or may need a routine surgical procedure done by an oral surgeon. After checking your teeth, the dentist can tell you more about the extraction method that’s best for you. You might have all four teeth taken out at once, or you could have them removed one at a time over several appointments.

Dental Examination

Before scheduling your extraction, we’ll thoroughly inspect your teeth and jaw. You’ll undergo X-rays that will be closely reviewed to assess the position of your wisdom teeth and the condition of your root structure. This detailed examination helps us determine whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed, if they can be easily extracted, or if surgery is necessary. Our goal is to avoid any unexpected issues.

Extracting your tooth

During your initial exam, our team will provide detailed information about what to expect and how to prepare for the procedure. Depending on your preferences and your doctor’s recommendation, you will receive local anaesthesia, sedation, or general anaesthesia to ensure your comfort. We employ minimally invasive techniques to extract teeth as gently as possible, aiming for a smooth process and a quick recovery.

Post-Procedure Care

We recommend that you bring a friend or family member with you to the practice who can also drive you home and stay with you as you begin your recovery. You will receive aftercare instructions that include useful advice on what to do and what to avoid to ensure a quick and comfortable recovery. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.

Wisdom Tooth Removal Costs in Brownfield

The price for extracting wisdom teeth varies significantly. With typical insurance coverage, you might pay $100 to $200+ out-of-pocket for a basic extraction of a single tooth. Without insurance, the cost ranges from $200 to $600+ per tooth for a straightforward removal.

Providing an exact cost estimate for wisdom tooth extraction online or by phone is challenging because each treatment plan is customised based on an oral examination. Dental extractions fall into two main categories, which can help you understand potential costs:

Standard Tooth Extraction
This type is for wisdom teeth that are fully visible and do not have complications. Performed under local anaesthesia by a general dentist, the cost is lower if the tooth can be removed quickly and easily.

Surgical Tooth Extraction
This involves more complex situations where the wisdom tooth is not fully erupted, is impacted, has complex roots, or is problematic in relation to the adjacent molar. Surgical extractions require more careful and skilled intervention, making them more expensive.

It’s important to note that dental practices cannot offer precise cost estimates over the phone due to the complexity of these procedures and their dependence on specific individual factors. It is best to consult with a dentist who can assess your particular needs and discuss various treatment options.

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During your visit, we will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, soft tissues, as well as the shape and condition of your bite. Our goal is to understand the overall health and appearance of your mouth. Before creating your personalised treatment plan, we aim to learn everything about your dental health and your aesthetic goals to help you achieve the smile you desire.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s a common misconception that removing wisdom teeth is an essential step for everyone. In truth, wisdom teeth only require extraction if they are impacted or cause problems with your jaw and other teeth.

Modern dentistry prioritises patient comfort, and we use advanced techniques and tools designed to minimise discomfort and facilitate quick, precise procedures. This approach helps reduce trauma and speeds up the healing process. We will also give you detailed aftercare instructions to ensure you remain comfortable and recover quickly.

You can take out the gauze sponges placed in your mouth about an hour after the procedure and then eat something. For the first day, stick to soft foods. Avoid hot foods and using straws for several hours to ensure proper healing.

After your dental extraction, we will give you tailored aftercare instructions. To reduce the risk of complications and foster a quick recovery following the removal of your wisdom teeth, here are some general guidelines:

• Refrain from spitting, rinsing your mouth, blowing your nose, using a straw, and smoking for the first 24 hours.
• Avoid touching the extraction site with your fingers or tongue.
• Stay away from hot foods and beverages.
• Do not take aspirin as it can interfere with blood clotting.
• Limit physical activity and exercise immediately following the procedure.

It’s best to plan for three to four days of rest or light activity following the removal of your wisdom teeth to reduce the risk of complications and ensure smooth recovery. While full healing typically takes about two weeks, you should experience minimal discomfort during this period.

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Paula Champion
2 weeks ago
Me and my kids absolutely love this place. The staff is so welcoming and friendly my kids enjoy them. They answer all of my questions and concerns. Help to put my mind at ease with anything I have on my mind regarding my children's dental health. We've been going to them for almost 8 years now and we wouldn't choose any place else for our dental needs.
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Lisa Valles
2 weeks ago
We are very pleased with the service that we received! The staff is always friendly, and there is no long wait time! They are always professional, and are ready to help, in anyway possible.
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1 month ago
Fast, friendly, informative, and encouraging! My kiddo was well cared for and comfortable. The hygienist was friendly and gentle. The dentist was kind and did a great job of answering all our questions. I highly recommend TCD.
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Shanna Weir
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This is hands down the best dental office I’ve ever had. I literally recommend them to everyone in my family!!!! Very compassionate care that is also one of the best in the area. They have done implants, crowns and regular care for me, and I don’t have a single complaint.
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