People often need their wisdom teeth removed – in some cases, people will opt to have them taken out preemptively. What is it about these particular teeth that create so much trouble for our oral health? Wisdom teeth are the last of your teeth to arrive. Their size, and the relative lack of space in your mouth, can lead to issues with their eruption that cause the painful crowding of your other teeth. If they become impacted, they can create serious concerns for your dental health. At our Dallas, TX dental office, we can work with you on a successful wisdom teeth extraction in order to prevent these potential issues from occurring.
Why Do People Have Their Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Individuals often lack the space to comfortably welcome the arrival of their wisdom teeth. If you have too little space to accommodate them, they can create painful pressure by pushing neighboring teeth. A lack of space can sometimes affect the way teeth erupt as well. If you have an impacted wisdom tooth, which means the tooth is not erupting properly, it can become difficult to remove, and it can create additional worries for your oral health. Rather than wait to see if their wisdom teeth create problems, people often have them removed before they create issues. With regular dental exams, you can stay updated about the potential arrival of your wisdom teeth, and avoid complications.
Arranging Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction
A wisdom tooth extraction is different from a typical tooth extraction. One reason is simply that there is no need to plan the placement of a dental prosthetic when a wisdom tooth is removed. Our dental office takes care with these procedures to remove the teeth without issue, and to carefully avoid creating problems with other teeth. If the teeth are already impacted, we may need to schedule oral surgery to remove them. Once your removal is completed, we can give instructions to ensure you heal properly.
Stay Informed About Oral Health Developments By Attending Regular Exams
At regular dental exams, your dentist is paying attention to developments with your oral health that you should know about. If your wisdom teeth have not arrived yet, we can check on them, and let you know if there are any concerns about their arrival. We also watch for the development of tooth decay, and for any signs that gum disease might be affecting you. In the event something is affecting your oral health, we can recommend the appropriate restorative dental work before the matter worsens.
Talk To Columbia Dental And Orthodontics About Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
At Columbia Dental And Orthodontics, patients who need their wisdom teeth removed can count on us to expertly extract them, and protect your neighboring teeth. If you have questions about wisdom teeth extraction, or any other procedure offered at our practice, schedule an appointment by contacting Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000.