1017 FORT WORTH ST #100

1017 FORT WORTH ST #100

1017 FORT WORTH ST #100

1017 FORT WORTH ST #100

1017 FORT WORTH ST #100

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75050

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75050

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75050

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75050

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75050

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AFFORDABLE WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

AFFORDABLE WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

AFFORDABLE WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

AFFORDABLE WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

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Dr. Daniel Choi

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

 

Your third molars, commonly referred to as your wisdom teeth, typically develop during your mid teens and sometimes take years to fully erupt.

 

Does Everyone Get Wisdom Teeth?

 

Most people develop their wisdom teeth by the time they reach their mid-teens to early twenties. However, some people never develop their wisdom teeth, while some develop only one, two, or three. Scientists believe this is due to a genetic mutation that first occurred hundreds of thousands of years ago, as determined by fossil remains discovered in China. Today, it is most common in certain ethnic groups, such as the Inuit people.

 

Why Should I Remove Wisdom Teeth if They Aren’t Bothering Me?

 

Unfortunately, wisdom teeth often cause a wide variety of dental issues, and there is often no way to predict future problems. What’s more, wisdom teeth affect surrounding teeth as well. Removing the wisdom teeth before the patient experiences any of these issues is far easier than waiting until problems arise. Wisdom teeth can be removed far easier and have less risk of complications whenever you have them extracted at a younger age (teenage years). For this reason, your dental provider may recommend removal even when patients have yet to experience any issues.

 

Common wisdom teeth problems include misalignment and impactions. Misalignment occurs when the wisdom teeth come in at an angle or horizontally. This causes problems not only with the third molars but also with teeth surrounding these molars.

 

An impacted wisdom tooth is one that either never fully erupts or remains trapped within the jawbone or soft tissue of the gum. When the tooth partially erupts, infection, pain, swelling, and more often occur. This also leads to tooth decay and gum disease, as the partial eruption makes proper cleaning extremely difficult.

 

Is Recovery after Wisdom Teeth Extraction Painful?

 

Typically, wisdom teeth extractions occur under IV anesthesia. Luckily, the most painful period is that immediately following extraction, when the anesthetic is still in effect. Unfortunately, once the anesthetic wears off, there is often some discomfort for the first few days of your recovery. Your doctor provides detailed postoperative instructions, including advice on managing pain and discomfort. This includes gently rinsing with warm salt water to keep it clean, applying ice packs to reduce pain and swelling, and taking over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and prescription narcotics to manage the pain. In addition, your doctor advises adhering to a soft diet and taking it easy for a few days following your procedure.

 

What Complications May Occur after Wisdom Teeth Extraction?

 

Even though wisdom teeth extractions are one of the most common dental surgeries, complications are always a possibility (as they are with any surgery). Minor complications, such as pain and swelling, are more common and typically resolve without needing further treatment.

 

Serious complications include infection, mandibular fractures, nerve damage, and dry socket. These complications occur in a very small percentage of patients. Some may resolve easily with or without additional treatment.

 

Do Cysts Form if Wisdom Teeth Aren’t Removed?

 

When cysts form near or around teeth, they are dental cysts. Sometimes, cysts occur with the development of new teeth, and sometimes they form near the crown of teeth that have yet to erupt, or at the root of a dead tooth. Typically, cysts form in response to tooth damage after trauma, or in the tooth development process.

 

Cysts may abscess (become infected) and cause a great deal of pain. They may also affect surrounding teeth and often weaken the jawbone due to replacing bony tissue. Your doctor removes cysts once detected, and he may need to treat the surrounding area.

 

What about Crowding after Orthodontic Treatment?

 

Crowding is a common reason that dental providers recommend orthodontic treatment, as it causes a variety of issues. Wisdom teeth may cause crowding if they fail to develop properly.

 

When teeth do not have enough room to erupt properly, crowding occurs. If the problem is caused by the development of wisdom teeth, extraction is a common solution. If it occurs throughout the mouth, expanding the arch helps save the patient’s permanent teeth and typically involves braces.

 

I Just Got My Braces Off. Is this a Good Time to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

 

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as each patient is different and much depends on the reason braces were necessary in the first place. For some patients, removing wisdom teeth before applying braces is also an option. This is especially true if the orthodontist discovers impaction or other issues during examinations prior to placing braces. For other patients, it makes more sense to wait until after removing the braces.

 

 

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Grand Prairie, TX

Dr. Choi has been providing wisdom teeth removal in Grand Prairie, TX for many years now. Over that time, he has amassed a respectable reputation for his calming professional demeanor, and his skilled efficient procedures.

One of the most common procedures that he performs in Grand Prairie is wisdom tooth extractions. It’s an infamous procedure with a reputation for discomfort.

However, wisdom tooth removal does not need to be as scary as it is for many members of our community. The procedure is painless, and efficient when conducted by an experienced skilled dentist like Dr. Choi. Today Dr. Choi aims to remove some of the anxiety surrounding wisdom teeth removal in the Grand Prairie community. This page will outline every step of the procedure, from the moment you walk in the door, through to the recovery period at home.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: The Consultation

The first step of any wisdom tooth removal is a visit with Dr. Choi in Grand Prairie where he will conduct a full dental examination to assess the state of your wisdom teeth and their eruption. During this examination, a dental x-ray will be taken to allow Dr. Choi to take a good look at what is happening underneath the gum line.

An important part of the consultation is checking for any sign of infection caused by the eruption of your wisdom teeth. If an infection is found it must be cleared up before the extraction can begin. In this instance, Dr. Choi will prescribe you a course of antibiotics which needs to be completed before the procedure can begin to avoid complications during recovery.

At the end of the consultation, Dr. Choi will provide you with his recommendations. If you and Dr. Choi agree to an extraction, an appointment will be made and step 2 can commence.

Step 2: Gaining Access

The first part of the actual extraction procedure revolves around Dr. Choi gaining unobstructed access to the tooth that needs extracting. To ensure patients experience no pain a local anesthetic is used. This is administered via an injection and is almost entirely painless (a small pin prick will be momentarily felt). Once the injection has been administered Dr. Choi will wait for 10 to 15 minutes for it to take effect. Before the procedure continues Dr. Choi will double check the anesthetic has done its job properly.

Sometimes in rare cases, general anesthetic can be used instead of local anesthetic. A general anesthetic puts the patient to sleep throughout the procedure and is usually recommended when multiple extractions are needed (or when patients are very anxious). If you have been told you are going to be anesthetized using general anesthetic you can probably skip to the healing section of this article because you will not be conscious for the rest of it.

Once anesthetized (locally or generally) Dr. Choi can start gaining access to the tooth. The first thing this involves is using a scalpel to cut away the gums around the eruption site to uncover the tooth. Occasionally the tooth will be covered by a layer of bone and other connective tissues. To allow the actual extraction to take place as quickly and easily as possible, this will need to be removed.

During this step, pain will not be experienced at all. Some very slight discomfort may be experienced from the vibrations of drilling and the feeling of pressure as Dr. Choi gains access to the tooth. However, patients regularly describe the discomfort as being on a similar level to having a filling put in and it’s nothing to worry about. Throughout this step, most patients are reasonably relaxed. They are mainly pleased it has been so easy so far, but are usually a little anxious for the extraction itself.

Step 3: The Extraction

This is the step that causes the anxiety in the Grand Prairie community, the extraction itself. There are technical considerations that need to be taken into account, but in essence, the extraction is reasonably simple. Dr. Choi will grip the tooth securely, and then he will pull it out of the mouth with a reasonable amount of force.

The amount of time this takes is usually a matter of seconds. Dr. Choi has perfected his extraction technique over his many years of performing wisdom tooth removals. He knows exactly how much force is required, and the exact angles the tooth needs to be pulled at.

Many patients brace themselves for the extraction as Dr. Choi calmly warns them before it takes place. However, for most people, it’s a welcome anti-climax. Quite often patients will remark “Was that it!?” after the extraction has been completed.

This is partially due to Dr. Choi’s experienced technique, and partially due to the anesthetic doing its job. No pain is felt during the extraction whatsoever. However, that being said, the few seconds of pressure and pulling that are felt are highly unnatural. It’s not a sensation that many people have experienced before. Even in experienced hands like Dr. Choi’s, it’s admittedly slightly unpleasant.

However, compared to the pain and discomfort many people are expecting from an extraction - it’s nothing at all. Especially when the whole thing is over so quickly.

Step 4: Stitching

After the extraction has taken place Dr. Choi will give you a few moments to compose yourself. Once you are comfortable again then the final part of the procedure can take place, the stitching. Stitching is not always required but does take place in the majority of cases.

Dr. Choi has two types of stitching available at his disposal, the type he uses depends on the individual patient's situation. If traditional stitches are used, then a follow-up appointment will be required after the healing process has completed to remove them. If dissolvable stitches are used, then you will not have to visit Dr. Choi in Grand Prairie again.

Once this step has been completed you will be able to go home and start posting on Facebook about how easy the whole thing was.

Step 5: Healing

The most important part of any wisdom tooth removal is the healing process. The actual extraction is a near daily occurrence for most dentists, and complications during the procedure are rare. However, without proper aftercare complications can happen during recovery.

This is due to the fragility of the blood clot that forms at the extraction site. It can easily be damaged or dislodged in a number of ways, and if this happens, patients can experience what is known as a dry socket.

Essentially a dry socket is an inflammatory condition that can cause severe pain in the mouth and face. It won’t cause permanent damage, but it's very uncomfortable and needs to be treated at the dental surgery with antibiotics. If you notice severe pain after 2 days of having your wisdom teeth removed, you should call Dr. Choi immediately at 214.412.2595 to get an emergency appointment.

However, while dry sockets are not uncommon, if you take proper care and follow Dr. Choi’s instructions they are almost always avoidable. Some of the more common recommendations are:

• Swish warm salt water around your mouth several times a day to help the healing process. Do this as gently as possible to avoid disturbing the blood clot
• Don’t drink hot, carbonated, or caffeinated drinks in the days immediately following the procedure
• Avoid exercise and strenuous activity for up to 48 hours after surgery to avoid bleeding
• Don’t smoke for 72 hours after surgery, the suction caused from sucking can dislodge the blood clot and cigarette smoke hinders the healing process
• Don’t drink through a straw until healing has completed, again the suction can dislodge the blood clot
• You will usually be advised to brush your teeth, but avoid the area around the extraction site

The full list of recommendations contains many more things you should and should not do. Dr. Choi will advise you of them personally at your appointment.

The actual healing process is very quick and painless. Any discomfort you experience can easily be removed by over the counter pain medication like ibuprofen. Some swelling is normal, but again this can be helped easily with simple ice packs being regularly applied to the cheeks.

Why Choose Dr. Choi?

Dr. Choi has extensive experience conducting wisdom teeth removals in Grand Prairie, TX. His reputation for excellence and his calming demeanor is well known throughout the Grand Prairie community. He is a board certified surgeon who has a true passion and skill for dental surgery. If you decide to put your trust in him, you will have one of the most painless wisdom tooth removals in the whole state of Texas.

Contact Dr. Choi at 214.412.2595 to get a professional opinion on the best course of action for your wisdom teeth extraction.