Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom may not come when you become an adult, but right about that time, the wisdom teeth arrive. Most people receive their final four molars, or wisdom teeth, before they turn twenty. Many people have no problems with these teeth and maybe have a little discomfort as they come through. However, they do not always arrive without issues. At Taylor Dental & Implant Center, we help our teen patients and their parents monitor these big molars with general dentistry as they grow. If there is a problem, we can perform removal to protect the patient’s oral health.
Problems arrive with wisdom teeth when they grow the wrong direction or there is not enough space in the mouth for their growth. These are large molars, having as many as four roots. If the space where they are meant to grow is too small, they may grow in sideways. Wisdom teeth can emerge through the front or the back of the gums, or they can grow toward the surrounding teeth. This can cause the molars to create alignment problems. If they are impacted in the gums, other issues can follow. They may include:
- Sinus problems
- Swelling or jaw discomfort
When to Remove Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth can be removed proactively or reactively. If the space in the mouth is crowded, it may be best to remove the wisdom teeth proactively to prevent problems. Most impacted wisdom teeth should be removed as they will often cause problems down the road. Some people receive their wisdom teeth with no issues. However, they may decide to have them removed later due to issues keeping them clean and free from decay.
Our dental team will help you determine whether wisdom tooth removal is right for you or your teenager. If removal is needed, we offer a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere with experienced dentists to perform the procedure. Contact Taylor Dental & Implant Center today to schedule a checkup to find out more about wisdom tooth removal and whether it is needed for you or your child.