Oral Surgery

San Antonio Oral Surgery

Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental performs oral surgery for patients requiring wisdom teeth removal, root canal procedures and dental implants. To ensure patient comfort, all oral surgery at our office is performed under anesthesia. Our dentists are licensed and experienced in anesthesia/sedation techniques, and use advanced monitoring equipment to ensure every patient’s surgery goes smoothly and safely.

the process of Oral Surgery

Our dentists will review all your anesthesia and/or sedation options at the time of your consultation. Oral surgery patients typically have little or no recollection of the surgery. After surgery, they spend a short time in our recovery room and go home the same day.

San Antonio Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal is our most popular oral surgery our San Antonio dentists perform. If you believe you are in need of wisdom teeth removal, check out our FAQs then schedule your appointment.

“Word to the wise: Don’t ignore wisdom teeth pain.”

Do I need wisdom teeth removal?

Wisdom teeth usually make their presence known between the ages of 14 and 24. If you have swelling in your mouth, soreness near your molars or a tender jaw, you may have more than a toothache — you may be getting your wisdom teeth. It might be time to see an oral surgeon to see what’s going on. The wisdom teeth removal cost is sometimes a reason people ignore the pain, but believe us, you don’t want to ignore it.

Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Coming in
  • Jaw pain
  • Mouth tenderness
  • Throbbing
  • Aching
What exactly is a Wisdom Tooth?

Wisdom teeth are the late arriving molars that bring with them intense tooth pain. Because there is no room for the teeth to grow, these emerging molars muscle their way into the mouth by pushing on other teeth, pressing against the gums and causing severe tooth pain. They can grow sideways or even underneath other teeth. Sometimes they erupt through the gum line in proper alignment without problem.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are agonizing. Occasionally, your tooth may become impacted into your gums, bringing an even greater onslaught of pain.

An impacted tooth may:

  • Push into your adjacent molars, causing them damage and infection
  • Break through your gums, becoming partially exposed, but more difficult to clean
  • Cause the tissue surrounding your impacted tooth to develop an inflammatory gum condition called pericoronitis
  • Create a cyst in your jawbone since it grows in a sac in the jawbone that can fill with fluid

Impacted wisdom teeth should be acted upon immediately to prevent other dental complications. If you think you may have an impacted wisdom tooth, contact us immediately to alleviate your dental pain.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Our expert oral surgeons confirm through x-rays if you require wisdom tooth extraction. Next, our office sets a date your oral surgery. We offer various options for surgery sedation as well as general anesthesia for patient comfort. Post-surgery, patients are monitored until a friend or family member safely escorts them home.

Post-Wisdom Teeth Removal

With a post-surgical recovery time of 2 to 3 days, we recommend dental patients avoid solid or sharp foods and abstain from strenuous exercise. Side effects such as swelling and localized pain will quickly subside and you’ll be on the mend in no time.

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