The wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that most people develop in their late teens or early twenties, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. The wisdom teeth are considered vestigial organs without any real purpose, but they can often lead to misalignment, overcrowding, and other dental problems. Epic Dental Center performs highly personalized emergency wisdom teeth removals for impacted wisdom teeth, thus helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health and hygiene.

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What is Emergency Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Emergency wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure wherein the impacted/ damaged wisdom teeth are extracted. Your dentists may perform an emergency wisdom tooth removal with sedation if you have misaligned teeth or if the wisdom teeth angle towards or away from the second molars. During the wisdom tooth extraction, the dentist will make an incision on the surrounding gum tissues, following which the impacted wisdom tooth will be dislodged from the underlying jawbone and removed piecemeal.

Do you have jaw discomfort, swollen gums, or trouble opening your mouth? You may need your wisdom teeth removed. Make an appointment online.

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth don’t always have to be removed. If your wisdom teeth aren’t causing any problems, you can leave them alone. But if your dentist finds signs and symptoms indicating that your wisdom teeth are problematic or likely to damage the surrounding teeth and soft tissues, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed in Houston. Whether you need wisdom tooth removal depends entirely on your oral anatomy and condition.

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You may need an emergency wisdom tooth removal in the following situations:

  • Your wisdom teeth are misaligned
  • Your wisdom teeth are horizontally positioned
  • Your wisdom teeth are angled toward or away from your second molars
  • Your wisdom teeth are leading to overcrowding and malocclusion
  • Your wisdom teeth are damaging the surrounding teeth or jawbone
  • Your wisdom teeth are enclosed within the soft tissues or jawbone
  • Your wisdom teeth aren’t erupting completely
  • Your wisdom teeth are decayed, and the surrounding tissues are inflamed
  • Your wisdom teeth are leading to gum disease, cavities, and bacterial infections

If your wisdom teeth do not have enough space to erupt, they can become impacted. This can cause damage to your other teeth and increase the risk of infection. Schedule your wisdom tooth removal now.

The Wisdom Tooth Extraction Procedure

Epic Dental Center performs wisdom tooth removal with IV sedation in Houston. The dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the tissues around the damaged wisdom teeth, following which you will receive IV sedation to alleviate anxiety. The dentist will make an incision in the gums around the wisdom teeth, following which the bone tissues underneath will be cut. The wisdom tooth will be cut into smaller pieces, following which the pieces will be removed one by one. The gum tissues will finally be sutured.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause nerve damange, gum disease, and changes to overall bite structure. Speak to our dentist about your treatment options. Book your appointment now.

IV Sedation for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Epic Dental Center always performs IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal. We understand that the prospect of oral surgery can be anxiety-inducing, so we provide numerous sedation options. We select the ideal sedative and deliver it into your veins via an injection. The sedative will alleviate your anxieties and make you feel emotionally calm and peaceful, following which we proceed with wisdom tooth extraction. As such, your wisdom tooth extraction will be physically and emotionally comfortable.

Are you suffering from radiating pain in your jaw, swollen gums, difficulty chewing, or presssure in your back molars? Your wisdom teeth may be impacted. Schedule your wisdom teeth removal now.

Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal FAQs

Should wisdom teeth be removed even if they are not causing any problems?

Even if your wisdom teeth aren’t causing any problems right now, there’s a chance that they may cause problems in the future. If you have overcrowded teeth because of wisdom teeth, if they’ve erupted improperly, or if they’re impacted (under the gum tissues), they may increase the risk of bacterial infections, misalignment, and other problems. In these situations, your dentist may recommend a preventative wisdom tooth removal. But if your wisdom teeth have erupted properly and there’s no potential future risk (as determined by the dentist), you don’t necessarily need a wisdom tooth extraction.

Do all four teeth have to be pulled?

All four wisdom teeth don’t have to be extracted. Your dentist will only recommend wisdom teeth removal for the wisdom teeth actively causing problems or likely to cause problems in the future. You don’t have to remove wisdom teeth that have erupted properly and aren’t causing any problems.

What are the signs and reasons your teen may need their wisdom teeth taken out?

The following are signs that you may need wisdom teeth removal:

  • You have persistent pain and toothaches around your wisdom teeth
  • You have increased sensitivity around the wisdom teeth
  • Your gums are swollen and red around the wisdom teeth
  • You have persistent bad breath
  • Your wisdom teeth are impacted or improperly erupted

Can I wait until my later adult years to have my wisdom teeth removed?

Wisdom teeth are easier to remove at an earlier age. But if you don’t have any problems with your wisdom teeth, you can also have them removed in your late adult years by a specialized wisdom tooth removal dentist.

How long does it take to remove a wisdom tooth?

The entire wisdom tooth removal procedure should conclude within 45 minutes.

What type of anesthetic is used?

Our dentists administer local anesthesia with intravenous sedation for wisdom teeth removal.

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Schedule Your Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal

Epic Dental Center is a state-of-the-art dental clinic specializing in cutting-edge treatments for wisdom teeth removal. Emergency wisdom tooth removal should only be performed when the wisdom tooth is impacted or when it may damage your surrounding teeth. We also provide IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal to ensure a physically and emotionally comfortable process. You can find our dental clinic at 8800 Katy Fwy Ste. 280 Houston — please schedule an appointment for your emergency wisdom tooth removal in Houston.