You’ll find that Dr. James Geer has a conservative approach when it comes to dental treatment. This means that his goal is to help you keep and maintain your natural teeth for as long as possible with the least amount of treatment. The same can be said for your wisdom teeth. For some patients, it’s possible to keep their wisdom teeth, however most patients will need to have them removed, and Dr. Geer can help.
Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to be Extracted?
Otherwise known as your third molars, wisdom teeth are your last set of molars to arrive at the very back of your mouth. They typically come in around the ages of 18-25. While some wisdom teeth erupt into place with no problems, there are those that come in at weird angles, or remain impacted, which means that they don’t come in at all.
If your wisdom teeth don’t come in straight, they may crowd your other teeth, or cause them to shift, putting you at risk for bite misalignment. If they remain impacted, you have an increased risk for an infection. Because they’re so far back your mouth, your wisdom teeth may be harder to keep clean, which can increase your risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities. These are the situations that require wisdom teeth removal in Tomball. Dr. Geer will evaluate your teeth during a routine checkup to determine if your wisdom teeth need to be extracted and when that should be.
Will My Wisdom Teeth Extraction Hurt?
Learning that you need to have a tooth removed may feel scary and even overwhelming at first, however when you work with an experienced and highly skilled doctor like Dr. Geer, you can rest assured that your procedure will go smoothly. For almost forty years, Dr. Geer has been helping patients in Tomball with even the most complicated extractions of wisdom teeth, and it’s safe to say you’re in expert hands when you choose him for your care.
Dental anesthetics will ensure that you don’t feel anything except slight pressure during your procedure, and our team is here to guide you through post operative care and the recovery process as well. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how smooth a wisdom tooth extraction can be.
Contact Dr. Geer
Want to learn more about your wisdom teeth and if an extraction may be in your future? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Geer.