Lakewood Dental Trails
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Wisdom Teeth Removal

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At Lakewood Dental Trails, your concerns are our concerns. We want you to know that we are always more than happy to answer your questions so you can feel confident and informed about your oral health needs. Our dental team is highly experienced and knowledgeable about dentistry, and you can turn to any of them with your questions. They will either give you the information you need or find someone who can.

We've shared a few of the questions that our patients frequently ask. If you have others, don't hesitate to call us at (254) 434-4035 or email us using our convenient online contact form.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

At Lakewood Dental Trails, we are skilled at tooth extraction, including removing wisdom teeth.

The problem with wisdom teeth is that they often don't have room to come in at the correct angle, so they crowd adjacent teeth and threaten their health. When a wisdom tooth comes in, it can create pressure on those other teeth, forcing them out of alignment and even damaging them in the process. In many cases, wisdom teeth don’t erupt at all, and become stuck or impacted in the gums.

We don’t need the function of wisdom teeth anymore, and as we’ve evolved over thousands of years, our jaws have also gotten narrower. There’s rarely enough space in the mouth to accommodate wisdom teeth, also called third molars.

You can be confident that if you need a wisdom tooth removed in Temple, TX, our dental care team will make your procedure as smooth and comfortable as possible. Extracting a wisdom tooth usually isn’t complicated at all and is performed under local anesthetic. However, for our nervous patients, we’re pleased to offer sedation dentistry to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident about your procedure.

Even if you’re not experiencing problems with your wisdom teeth, it may be best to remove them before they do. Please call Lakewood Dental Trails so we can provide the comfortable expert care you need.

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