Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth can become impacted, causing discomfort and increasing the risk of infection. The experts at Parker Nickolas Read Dental often recommend wisdom tooth removal to avoid these issues and keep the mouth healthy.

What Is Wisdom Tooth Impaction?

Wisdom teeth, known as third molars, typically emerge in late adolescence or early adulthood. However, due to limited space in the mouth, they often don't have sufficient room to grow properly. This can lead to impaction, where the wisdom tooth becomes trapped beneath the gum line or partially erupts.


Types of Wisdom Tooth Impactions

  • Mesial Impaction: Angled toward the front of the mouth.

  • Distal Impaction: Angled toward the back of the mouth.

  • Horizontal Impaction: Lying sideways.

  • Vertical Impaction: Fully submerged beneath the gumline.

Benefits of Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Pain Relief

Wisdom tooth impaction can cause significant discomfort, leading to pain, swelling, and infection. Our doctors can remove impacted wisdom teeth to provide immediate relief from these symptoms.

Prevention of Dental Issues

Impacted wisdom teeth can push against adjacent teeth, causing misalignment or damage. Removing them prevents potential dental problems, including crowding, shifting, and decay.

Reduced Risk of Infection

Partially erupted wisdom teeth can create pockets where food particles and bacteria accumulate, increasing the risk of gum infections and cavities. Removal reduces these risks and promotes better oral hygiene.

Preservation of Oral Health

Wisdom tooth impactions contribute to gum disease and other oral health issues. Removing them helps preserve your overall oral health and well-being.

Enhanced Comfort

You can enjoy a more comfortable and pain-free oral environment without the discomfort and pain associated with impacted wisdom teeth.

Do You Have Questions About Wisdom Tooth Removal in Houston, TX?

At Parker Nickolas Read Dental, we believe informed decisions lead to better oral health outcomes. If you have questions or concerns about wisdom tooth impaction or its removal, our friendly and experienced team is here to provide you with the guidance and care you need. Contact us today to make an appointment.