Wisdom Teeth Extraction

When you're dealing with an impacted wisdom tooth, the signs can be hard to ignore. 

Symptoms like swelling, pain, or discharge also won't go away on their own. You'll need an extraction at our Dumas, TX, office—and quickly.

The dentists at Bonner Family Dentistry call on a reputable periodontist to perform wisdom tooth removal in our welcoming office—so let us coordinate your care.

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What Are Wisdom Teeth

and Why Do They Need to Be Removed?

At the very back of our jaws, we may have a set of wisdom teeth, also called third molars. These teeth are unnecessary and often cause problems.

The real concern is when your molars become impacted, which can cause discomfort, swelling, dental misalignment, and even infection. By letting us coordinate your wisdom teeth removal, you can find relief quickly.

Common Misconceptions About Wisdom Teeth

Dentists, periodontists, and oral surgeons alike have all heard patients talk about these common wisdom teeth misconceptions—but we're here to set the record straight.

Wisdom Tooth Impaction Is Inevitable

While some patients can seek preventative removal if they're eligible and it looks like their wisdom teeth may be a problem in the future, the truth is that not all patients will require an extraction. Generally speaking, wisdom teeth tend to emerge by the time you turn 25, but only some cases result in impaction or even require removal at all.

All Patients Have Four Wisdom Teeth

Sometimes, patients may not have four wisdom teeth. They could have two, eight, or even none at all. Of course, the number of wisdom teeth you have will be no surprise to your oral surgeon or dentist, because taking X-rays of your mouth is a crucial step in all wisdom teeth extraction appointments.

Removal Is Always Painful

It's common for patients to avoid going to the dentist for wisdom tooth removal, simply because they're afraid that it might hurt. At our Dumas dental office, we offer dental anesthetic to prevent discomfort. We also bring in a trusted periodontist to complete your treatment. They can administer IV sedation so that you're completely calm.

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How Much Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Cost?

At our Dumas practice, the typical cost for wisdom tooth removal is $2,500, but factors like the number of teeth being removed and the complexity of your case can make a difference in the total cost. Because it's necessary for your health, this procedure is eligible for dental insurance coverage. Sedation will not be covered, but considering its relaxing effects, it can be a wise investment in your comfort.

What Happens During Wisdom Teeth Removal?

At our Dumas, TX, practice, your care will be conducted by a reputable periodontist. Because periodontists have extra training focused on the gums, they can lend additional expertise to your surgical procedure.
Whether you have two, four, or eight wisdom teeth, we can coordinate a tailored solution—including sedation and anesthetic.
Whether you have two, four, or eight wisdom teeth, we can coordinate a tailored solution—including sedation and anesthetic.

Dental Consultation

For your consultation, you'll come to our office where one of our dentists will assess your teeth and plan your treatment, which will be performed by a local periodontist. By working with a periodontist, we're able to help patients with complex cases, like those involving wisdom tooth impaction.

Applying Anesthetic

When it comes time for your appointment at our Dumas practice, we will ensure you're comfortable by applying anesthetic. Your periodontist can also provide IV sedation to keep you calm.

Preparing for Extraction

After ensuring that you're completely at ease, your periodontist will create an opening in your gums over each tooth that's going to be removed.

Tooth Extraction

Your periodontist will extract each tooth. Some wisdom teeth can be removed whole, while other teeth will need to be divided into smaller pieces for easier removal.

Final Touches

Once all your impacted molars have been removed, your periodontist will close your extraction sites with sutures. They may also cover the site of each extracted tooth with gauze.
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What Do I Need to Know

About Healing?

After your wisdom teeth removal, you'll need someone to drive you home. Before you go, our Dumas dental team will make sure that you leave knowing everything about the healing process.

For instance, you may need to take antibiotics to prevent infection and keep your gauze in place to allow a blood clot to form. You should also initially avoid brushing around the site of your removed teeth to keep the blood clots intact, and you'll want to stick to soft, room-temperature foods to minimize discomfort.

It's typical to experience some swelling and minor discomfort around the site of your extracted teeth, but these symptoms will fade as you heal.

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Dumas, TX


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Drs. Nagham Ghanim, Reagan Bonner, David Bonner, and Maher Lawand

Bonner Family Dentistry

Drs. David M. Bonner, Maher Lawand, Nagham Ghanim, and Reagan A. Bonner provide outstanding dental care to families in Dumas, TX. Our dentists are proud to be affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International College of Dentists

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call 
(806) 935-6811.

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