Wisdom Teeth in New Iberia

What are Wisdom Teeth?

By the age of 18, the average adult has 32 teeth; 16 teeth on the top and 16 teeth on the bottom. Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and function. The teeth in the front of the mouth (incisors, canine, and bicuspid teeth) are ideal for grasping and biting food into smaller pieces. The back teeth (molar teeth) are used to grind food up into a consistency suitable for swallowing.

The average mouth is made to hold only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. These four other teeth are your third molars, also known as wisdom teeth.

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt.

These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.

Dr. Boudreaux Can Gently Extract Wisdom Teeth

Don’t delay any longer! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Call us: 337-560-0131

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of wisdom teeth, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to wisdom teeth are discussed.

Wisdom Teeth Presentation

Oral Examination

With an oral examination and x-rays of the mouth, Dr. Boudreaux can evaluate the position of the wisdom teeth and predict if there are present or may be future problems. Studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a superior outcome for the patient. Patients are generally first evaluated in the mid-teenage years by their dentist, orthodontist, or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

All outpatient surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize patient comfort. Dr. Boudreaux has the training, license and experience to provide various types of anesthesia for patients to select the best alternative.

Removal

In most cases, the removal of wisdom teeth is performed under local anesthesia, laughing gas (nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia), or general anesthesia. These options, as well as the surgical risks (ie, sensory nerve damage, sinus complications), will be discussed with you before the procedure is performed. Once the teeth are removed, the gum is sutured. To help control bleeding, bite down on the gauze placed in your mouth. You will rest under our supervision in the office until you are ready to be taken home. Upon discharge, your post-operative kit will include post-operative instructions, a prescription for pain medication, antibiotics, and a follow-up appointment in one week for suture removal. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our New Iberia office at New Iberia Office Phone Number 337-560-0131.

Our services are provided in an environment of optimum safety that utilizes modern monitoring equipment and staff who are experienced in anesthesia techniques.

For more information about wisdom teeth removal or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Boudreaux, call our office in New Iberia at New Iberia Office Phone Number 337-560-0131.


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He’s very kind an caring did an amazing job on wisdom tooth extraction

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Very friendly and takes time to explain everything ! Definitely great care

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Quick , painless, and easy . The sweetest staff

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Dr. Boudreaux and his staff are all welcoming and knowledgeable. From the moment you walk in the door you are treated with respect and no detail is left out. I would highly recommend Dr. Boudreaux and his staff for any of your oral surgery needs.

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I’m a CRNA. My experience at Dr. Boudreaux’s was glorious. From the IV start to my wake up, I knew I was in Great, professional hands! No pain afterwards, no ponv, and most of all!, No recollection. I love the music in the office. Much more relaxing than the “library” silence. A well-run experience! Than you! Brent Ramsey

- Brent R

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Went in for wisdom teeth removal, everything went well, staff is very nice and welcoming, the doctor is very patient and genuinely cares about the patient well being. 10/10 overall for me

- Dallas W

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Everything went very well from scheduling my appointment to my procedure. I was a little nervous to get my wisdom teeth out, but the nurses and Dr. Boudreaux made me feel comfortable and prepared. I will definitely be recommending Dr. Boudreaux!

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Everyone was friendly, and helpful. They made my son and I feel at ease, I knew he was in good hands.

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Ms. Ashley was the best!! So nice and reassuring!!

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Nurses were very sweet and caring. The doctor did a great job and making sure I was okay and comfortable.

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The best place for oral surgery. Everyone there is so friendly and courteous. Thanks for taking good care of my daughter during her procedure.

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Would 100/100 reccomend Dr Boudreaux and his staff!

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Highly recommend. Every step was thoroughly explained.

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Staff and Dentist are great.. would hoghly recommend

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Very friendly !! Loved it they took very good care of me only bad thing was waiting on doc to come in and start my procedure but I was very pleased with everything great staff!!!

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