Wisdom Teeth

Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon & Facial Cosmetic Surgeons located in The Woodlands, TX

Most people don’t have enough room for their wisdom teeth. If you need a wisdom tooth extracted, schedule an appointment with Oscar Muñiz, DMD, MD, at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands. The leading practice offers a VIP experience for wisdom teeth surgery performed by board-certified, dual-degree oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Book your visit today by calling the office in The Woodlands, Texas, or scheduling online.

Wisdom Teeth Q & A

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge, typically coming in by the time you’re in your late teens or early twenties. These extra molars are largely unnecessary today, but they were vital for our early human ancestors who needed the extra chewing surface to properly grind up and digest their food.

Why would I need to get my wisdom teeth removed?

While some people have large enough mouths to accommodate these extra teeth, many people don’t. This can cause your wisdom teeth to come in sideways, crowd your other teeth, or get impacted under your gums or jawbone.

When this happens, it can lead to several oral health concerns. If the teeth successfully erupt through the gums but don’t have enough room in your mouth, they can disrupt the alignment of your other teeth.

If your wisdom teeth only partially emerge through your gums, they can leave an opening in your gum tissue that’s susceptible to bacterial infection. And if they get stuck beneath the gumline, they can cause tumors or cysts, which can destroy your jawbone and the surrounding healthy teeth. 

When should I get my wisdom teeth removed?

The decision to remove your wisdom teeth is dependent on your particular condition. Dr. Muñiz takes X-rays and performs a visual analysis to determine if you’ll need to have your wisdom teeth extracted.

Removing your wisdom teeth early can help you avoid oral health issues in the future and decrease surgical risks. It’s best to evaluate your need for wisdom teeth extraction during your mid-teenage years.

What happens when you remove my wisdom teeth?

Dr. Muñiz and the team of board-certified, dual-degree oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide a VIP experience for wisdom teeth surgery. 

They perform the procedure using anesthesia to ensure your comfort. After the team removes your teeth, they suture your gums and provide gauze to control bleeding. 

Before you leave, Dr. Muñiz gives you a postoperative kit that includes detailed postoperative instruction, antibiotics, and a prescription for pain medication. You come back to the office for a follow-up visit one week later to have your sutures removed.

Schedule your wisdom teeth extraction today by calling the office at Oral Facial Surgery Specialists at The Woodlands or by booking an appointment online.