Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that develop much later than our other teeth—usually between the ages of 15 and 25. Some people are lucky enough to have their wisdom teeth come in normal, right-side up, or not at all, but most of us are not. Because wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to erupt, there is often not enough room left to accommodate them. The lack of space can cause wisdom teeth to come in sideways, only partially erupt, or become impacted within the gums. Impacted wisdom teeth pose a risk to your oral health as well, including:
- Abscesses & Gum Infections
- Jaw Pain & Headaches
- Damage to the Jaw Bone
- Shifting of Permanent Teeth
At Grace Dental Smiles, we want to protect your oral health and eliminate any possible cause of pain with general dentistry. We can help monitor the growth of wisdom teeth in teens and young adults to identify any issues before they become painful problems. If there is any indication that wisdom teeth may disrupt the alignment of your teeth or become impacted, we can discuss the possibility of wisdom teeth removal.
Caring and Compassionate Tooth Extraction
When it becomes apparent that a wisdom tooth or all four will need to be removed, you can trust our team at Grace Dental Smiles to be caring and compassionate. Removing questionable wisdom teeth early is usually the safest and most conservative treatment option. Dr. Cherian will evaluate the status of your wisdom teeth with a visual exam and panoramic X-rays. If he finds that they are not erupting properly, he will thoroughly explain your options for removal and design a treatment plan that addresses your needs.
We understand that tooth extraction is something that most people prefer to avoid. However, removing wisdom teeth before they cause damage or health risks is often the best solution. Our dental team headed by Dr. Cherian will explain the procedure to you and make sure you are comfortable and not in pain while they complete the extraction.
If you or your child has wisdom teeth that are beginning to come in, contact us today to schedule an examination with Dr. Cherian. Monitoring their development is the best way to prevent wisdom teeth problems and identify whether or not their removal is necessary.