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We all have them, yet it’s not usually “wise” to keep them longer than necessary in most cases. Wisdom teeth represent the third set of molars located towards the back of your oral cavity. These teeth generally erupt from the gum line and grow into place between the ages of 17-25.
Although they don’t always need to be removed, for most patients doing so is a necessity in order to prevent further complications and to maintain proper oral health and hygiene.
Impacted Teeth: Impacted wisdom teeth refers to a situation where your teeth become trapped either under your gums or in your jawbone. This situation can become painful and cause further complications over time.
Crooked: Similar to your other pearly whites, wisdom teeth may not come in straight, grinding against your other teeth or cutting into your gums or cheek.
Not Enough Space: For many individuals, their mouth simply doesn’t have enough space to fit additional teeth.
Cavities or Gum Disease: Wisdom teeth are hard to reach and often get neglected, leading to cavities and gum disease.
Complications of NOT Having Wisdom Teeth Removed:
Don’t let the word “surgery” scare you. Extractions are a common, everyday area of practice at most dental offices. Our team of caring and compassionate dental professionals will make sure you are comfortable, relaxed, and largely pain-free throughout the procedure.
Will it Hurt?
Options to help you stay comfortable include; local anesthetic, general anesthesia, sedation, and other medications if necessary. Our goal is to make the procedure as pain-free and easy as possible for all of our patients.
Although everyone responds differently, the majority of patients experience nothing more than mild discomfort post-surgery. With proper aftercare as directed by your dentist, your mouth will be well on the way to healing.
Call or message us today to learn more about having your wisdom teeth extracted. Our dedicated and caring team is ready and eager to help you improve your oral health and have a happy healthy smile you’ll be eager to show off.