Do you have a bothersome wisdom tooth or two? Wisdom teeth might have been useful hundreds of years ago, but in today’s world, they mostly cause trouble. Fortunately, a wisdom tooth extraction in Arlington, Texas, from our dentists can be a simple solution. Call Smiles Family Dental at 817-277-1971 to learn more and meet with Dr. Angelie Zamora and Dr. Britany Jenkins.

Why Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are basically extra teeth that tend to appear during your teen and young adult years. Although humans may have benefited from extra teeth hundreds of years ago, modern dentistry has changed how we take care of teeth.

If wisdom teeth are left in your mouth, they may cause problems down the road. Some of the issues they cause include:

  • Bacterial infections.
  • Development of a cyst.
  • Tooth decay.
  • Damage to bone or gum tissue.
  • Overcrowding and tooth shifting.

Our goal is to help our patients attain optimal oral health. If your wisdom teeth are starting to come in, let us know and we will examine your teeth to find out how we can help.

Wisdom Tooth Removal in Arlington

We want to remove your extra molars before they cause problems. If they have already started bothering you, that is okay too. An examination can help us see what is going on in your mouth and the best way to get started.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

An impacted wisdom tooth is a tooth that has not fully erupted above the gumline. Impaction can happen a number of ways, including:

  • The tooth is stuck in the jawbone.
  • The tooth tries to come in completely horizontal.
  • The tooth comes in at an angle.
  • The tooth catches your regular teeth from below.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause infection. An infection can make it difficult to swallow and even make you feel sick. We will do everything we can to make your smile feel better!

What Is the Wisdom Tooth Removal Process Like?

The thought of having wisdom teeth removed might sound daunting, but it does not need to be. Wisdom teeth removal is a standard dental process with a tried and true process.

Diagnosis and Preparation

The first step is to have a roadmap. Using X-rays and intraoral imaging, we will find the exact locations of your wisdom teeth, determine how many wisdom teeth will need to be removed and make sure we are aware of any other obstacles that might arise as we access those wisdom teeth.

Numbing and Anesthesia

During the removal process itself, we will completely numb the area so you will not feel any pain at all. Depending on your personal needs, you might receive one of several different kinds of sedation dentistry or numbing agents. We will make sure that the method we use is the right one for you so that you will have the most comfortable experience possible.

Tooth Removal

Our dentists will make a small incision in the gum and remove the troublesome teeth. The entire tooth will be removed, including the complete root and any debris that might be left behind from the removal itself. Depending on where your wisdom teeth are and what condition they are in, the length of time this process takes may change.


The area will be cleaned, and our dentists may stitch the wound closed to promote faster healing, although this is not always necessary. Next, our dentists will cover the area with gauze, which will absorb excess blood and allow your body to naturally form a small blood clot over the area, which will protect the space and help it heal.

After Care

You might feel foggy or drowsy immediately after the procedure, depending on the anesthesia you received. This will pass quickly, but we do recommend having a friend or loved one drive you home! You may experience some pain after the procedure, but our dentists will be able to prescribe pain management methods and medication to get you feeling good in no time.

Enjoy the Benefits

With your wisdom teeth removed, you will not have to worry about a crowded bite, impacted teeth, or costly and time-consuming wisdom teeth dental work in the future. You have taken an important preventive measure in your dental health, and your mouth will thank you for it!

Call Us Today To Schedule an Appointment!

We are excited to meet you and show you how our treatments focus on individualized care. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment or to ask any questions you have about wisdom teeth removal.