Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to erupt in the mouth. But since these teeth erupt when all adult teeth have grown, there is often not enough space left for these latecomers to develop normally. Wisdom teeth may cause numerous symptoms, including oral pain, infections, and swellings.
While you can live with wisdom teeth without problems, extraction is usually the best treatment when your third molars compromise oral health. Lone Star Smiles in Lubbock, Texas, offers safe and painless wisdom teeth removal services to keep your smile issue-free.
We understand you need to keep all your teeth to maintain your beautiful smile and oral health. However, sometimes, extractions are necessary. For instance, if your wisdom teeth cause the symptoms below, removal will be the best course of action.
If your tooth has broken through the gum line, it will be removed like any other tooth. However, you’ll need surgical extraction if trapped within the gum line. For this procedure, the dentist will make a small incision on the gums, removing any bone that lies over the tooth. Before removing the tooth, we break it into pieces to minimize trauma to the adjacent tissues. After removal, we clean and suture the surgical site to kick-start recovery.
Dr. Cole Sutak and his dedicated team at Lone Star Smiles are committed to providing quality dental care for patients in Lubbock, TX, and nearby communities. Dr. Sutak has specialized in full-mouth smile makeovers, implants, and more; and his primary goal is to help all his patients have the smile of their dreams.
Dr. Sutak received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Arizona, and he continues expanding his knowledge in emerging treatments and technologies. Dr. Sutak is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Spear Education.