What's the big deal about Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that appear typically between the ages of 17-21. They can cause discomfort, crowding, and also have negative affects on your overall oral health. Here at Grand Lake Dental, we specialize in the removal of Wisdom Teeth and even offer in house sedation. Please call us today set up a COMPLIMENTARY Wisdom Teeth Consultation and Exam.
The American Dental Association states that:
- Wisdom teeth that aren’t in the right position can allow food to become trapped. That gives cavity-causing bacteria a place to grow.
- Wisdom teeth that haven’t come in properly, which can make it difficult to floss between the wisdom teeth and the molars next to them.
- Wisdom teeth that have partially come through can give bacteria a place to enter the gums and create a place for infection to occur. This may also lead to pain, swelling and stiffness in your jaw.
- Wisdom teeth that don’t have room to come through are thought by some to crowd or damage neighboring teeth.
- A wisdom tooth that is impacted can form a cyst on or near the impacted tooth. This could damage the roots of nearby teeth or destroy the bone that supports your teeth.
*This patient has an impacted Wisdom Tooth that is not only causing discomfort, but also causing damage to the permanent molar in front of it. Left untreated, this person will not only lose the Wisdom Tooth, but also the permanent healthy tooth in front of it as decay has started due to the third molar growing into it. The ideal time to remove the Wisdom Teeth is when the root is 2/3 of the way formed. *
Don't wait until it's too late to schedule an appointment to get a consultation for your Wisdom Teeth.
Call us today at (918) 787-5800.