Wisdom Teeth 101

The mouth changes as you age, with the third molars growing in between the ages of 17 and 25. If you have healthy gum tissue and wisdom teeth that are properly aligned, then you might not need to say goodbye to your back molars. But most people require wisdom teeth removal to avoid overcrowding and potential infections.

Our experienced team offers top-notch treatments to remove wisdom teeth, helping to eliminate potential complications in the future. Local anesthesia, quality tools, and a skilled dentist is the perfect combination to complete this extraction quickly and effectively.

Wisdom Teeth FAQ

What are wisdom teeth?

The term “wisdom teeth” refers to the third molars, located in the furthest position in the back of your mouth. These molars are typically the last to develop. Not everyone has wisdom teeth – our dental team can assess the placement and positioning of your teeth by using dental X-rays. Some people have all four wisdom teeth, while others only have two or three wisdom teeth.

Why do my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Often, the wisdom teeth are incorrectly positioned, which increases the likelihood of the molars causing damage to neighboring teeth. Additionally, food can become trapped because of issues with the way the molars align. The alignment of your teeth can affect your ability to floss and maintain clean surfaces when brushing – often leading to tooth decay and infections. Since most people don’t have enough room in their mouths for the wisdom teeth to grow, it’s best to remove the teeth before they erupt through the gums.

How do I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Symptoms of wisdom teeth problems can cause swelling in the gums, tenderness, and pain in the jaw. If an infection occurs, then you might have discharge coming from the gums. In most cases, patients don’t have noticeable symptoms. Instead, we detect early stages of complications in digital imaging and recommend the removal of the teeth before more serious symptoms occur.

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