- Has your dentist advised you to have your wisdom teeth extracted?
- Are your wisdom teeth not able to erupt through the gum tissue into a proper position?
- Have you experienced difficulty openingyour mouth and/or aching in your jaw?
- Are the gums in the back of your mouth swollen, red or feeling sore?
- Are you in your teens or twenties and have a small mouth or crowded teeth?
If any of these apply to you, you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. We can help.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth is a common name given to your third, and final, set of molars. These molars are in the extreme rear of the mouth and generally develop during the late teens or twenties. Wisdom teeth are often not visible because they are blocked from growing into proper position.
Why would my wisdom teeth need to be removed?
About 85 percent of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, as these teeth are the most likely to experience complications during development. Some of these complications include:
- Impaction (when the molar is partially or fully blocked from growing into proper position)
- Pressure, crowding, and/or pain in the jaw
- Decay, gum disease, and/or infection from inability to reach the tooth fully for proper oral hygiene
- Cysts or tumor formation due impacted wisdom teeth
Your dentist or our surgeon will recommend extraction if there is evidence that your wisdom teeth are likely to experience any of these issues in development. By removing these molars before complications arise, we can help prevent a painful and costly dental emergency.
Why should I choose Contemporary Facial & Oral Surgery for my wisdom teeth removal?
Training and Qualifications
Dr. Stephen Chan and Dr. Aidan Phan are oral and maxillofacial surgeons trained and experienced in evaluating wisdom teeth to determine whether removal is recommended. When it is, we will provide a treatment plan that includes appropriate anesthesia or sedation options for your comfort.
Our surgeons evaluate and perform wisdom teeth surgeries on a daily basis and help thousands of patients resolve their wisdom teeth problems every year. Unlike general dentists who may perform a small handful of cases, our surgeons’ experience may provide knowledge not available in other offices.
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association
Dental Community Involvement
Our surgeons are trusted by a large group of local dentists who refer their patients to benefit from our expertise.
Our surgeons lead a study group for our local dental colleagues to foster a multi-specialty team treatment approach to patient centered care.
Contact our team to schedule your wisdom teeth evaluation.