When you are keeping up with the dental care that you need to protect your oral health, you’re on target with protecting teeth and gums. However, wisdom teeth can throw a wrench into your plans because they don’t always fall under the same umbrella of obvious care as the rest of your teeth. They can become very difficult to care for, they can fail to erupt correctly, and more. What can you do, then, to protect your smile as it applies to your third molars? We can walk you through some helpful details regarding wisdom teeth removal.

If You Have Erupted Wisdom Teeth

If you have third molars that have already erupted or have grown in completely, what should you do? Do you need wisdom teeth removal, you may wonder? Well, we cannot make a final determination without seeing you, even if you give us very detailed description over the phone. Instead, we need to see your teeth. Set up a checkup to get started (we may or may not need to extract them).

If You Don’t Have Erupted Third Molars

If you do have wisdom teeth but they have not erupted, there’s a very good chance they are impacted (which means they’re not going to be able to make their way out beyond your bone or gum tissue). This can present certain problems for your oral health. Usually, you will need wisdom teeth removal. How to know for certain? See our team for a visit!

If You Don’t Have Any Third Molars

It is very possible that we will perform advanced imaging only to discover that you don’t have any wisdom teeth! They simply didn’t develop and will not. This puts you in a lovely position because you don’t need to worry about them. Wisdom teeth removal? Not something you need to think about.

See Us Soon To Check On Your Wisdom Teeth

Let us know if you have questions about wisdom teeth removal or if you are unsure about these molars, so we may be of assistance. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.