Your wisdom teeth can cause a number of problems for your oral health and smile when they begin to come in. For this reason, our dentist may recommend removing your wisdom teeth before they can impact your health and appearance. We will thoroughly examine your teeth and mouth before recommending this procedure in order to determine if it is the best option for you.
The third molars, which are commonly called the wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to come in. Because they are the last to erupt, there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in as they should. When there is not sufficient space for the wisdom teeth, they may become impacted (unable to fully break through the gum tissues and jawbone) or grow in at an incorrect angle. Wisdom teeth that do not erupt as they should can lead to several dental problems, such as:
Disturbance of the natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment
Damage to the neighboring teeth
Infection and inflammation in the gums and other tissues
The formation of cysts
Damage to the jawbone
Our dentist may recommend wisdom teeth removal to avoid these serious complications and to keep your smile healthy. We will carefully evaluate your smile, including the positioning of your teeth and wisdom teeth, to determine whether your smile would benefit from wisdom teeth removal. Our team will ensure that your wisdom teeth removal treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible. To learn more about wisdom teeth removal, please call or visit us today. We are committed to keeping your smile in the best possible health.