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Wisdom Teeth Removal

When the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to erupt properly, they can cause issues like impaction and overcrowding.

We use advanced dentistry and sedation techniques to perform your extraction with little or no discomfort.

Visit Fort Bend Dental in Missouri City, Grand Parkway, or Richmond, TX, to find out if wisdom teeth removal is right for you or your child.

When Should the Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Wisdom teeth are a third set of third molars, and are the last permanent teeth to erupt. These molars usually develop and come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they often cause complications because they become trapped in the jaw or there is not enough room for them. In some cases, patients elect to remove wisdom teeth before they result in dental problems.

Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Impacted wisdom teeth can remain trapped in the jaw, develop horizontally, or erupt partially from the gums. This can make it easy for food and debris to accumulate, increasing the risk of pain, infection, and swelling. However, even if you do not experience pain, impacted teeth should be removed to prevent future issues. Some of the potential oral health concerns that can result from avoiding wisdom tooth extraction include:

  • Advanced infection caused by trapped food or debris around the tooth, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease
  • Damage to the tooth, nearby teeth, or surrounding bone
  • Development of a fluid-filled sac (cyst) around the wisdom tooth
  • Complications with past or current orthodontic treatments

These issues can affect your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Extensive damage can also lead to further complications, possibly leading to the need for restorative dentistry procedures in the future.

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Mike Greenwood

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Dr. Kevin Bathege and his staff are very competent and caring. I did share a problem I had and they took care of it. The location of the office is very easy to find - I usually have seen Dr. Kevin at the Richmond office. I was apprehensive to go to his new location, but no problems!

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Anyssa Cormier

2021

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This was my first visit with this office and I am ALREADY impressed with the level of professionalism and courtesy they have shown. They mapped out a plan of treatment that fit for me and never pushed me to do anything I was uncomfortable with. Dr. Brian K. Machart and his staff (Kim) REALLY made me feel welcome and listened to everything I said. I will definitely be going to this office for all my dental needs! Thank you so much for your care!

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The Procedure

For wisdom teeth that have fully erupted, our doctors can remove the tooth as they would with any regular molar tooth extraction at our Missouri City, Grand Parkway, or Richmond, TX, offices serving Fort Bend County. 
The removal of an impacted wisdom tooth is crucial to your dental health. 
The removal of an impacted wisdom tooth is crucial to your dental health. 

Anesthesia

To begin your procedure, we administer the type of anesthesia that is right for your needs.

Incision

While each patient requires different treatment, the general method of wisdom tooth extraction begins with an incision in the gum tissue to expose the tooth and bone.

Extraction

We will remove any bone blocking access to the tooth. Your tooth will then be extracted, sometimes in pieces for easier removal and less impact to the surrounding tissues.

Recovery

We will clean the treatment area and suture the incision closed. Gauze is then placed over the extraction site to control bleeding and help a blood clot form. To reduce swelling, ice packs can be placed on the cheeks in 20-minute increments during the 48 hours after the procedure.

See how the procedure works...

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Fort Bend Dental

Fort Bend Dental has provided Fort Bend County with high-quality dental care for over 30 years. With three convenient locations in Richmond, TX, and Missouri City, TX, to serve you and your family, our services include:

  • General Dentistry
  • Complete Family Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry

Contact us online, or call us at (281) 499-3541 to request an appointment today!

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