Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth refer to the third set of molars. These are the last molars to emerge, typically between ages seventeen and twenty-one. Unfortunately, many patients don’t have enough jaw space to allow these final molars to erupt properly. The wisdom teeth are known to come in sideways or get impacted below the gum line. Not only can this be painful, but it can produce significant threats to your oral health, jaw and neighboring teeth.
As part of our general dental treatments at Three Creek Dentistry, we proudly offer wisdom teeth removal in our Derwood office. We have the technology and skill to deliver a positive experience in this simple oral surgery. Before we recommend wisdom teeth removal, we will conduct a thorough evaluation of your entire mouth. Digital x-rays can reveal how your wisdom teeth are erupting. If they appear to be a threat to your future dental health, we can remove them with a straightforward, in-office procedure.
Consequences of Impacted Wisdom Teeth
If wisdom teeth extraction is suggested but neglected, serious consequences can result. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to infection, damage to adjacent teeth, and the formation of painful jaw cysts. These back molars are highly susceptible to bacteria entrapment because they are difficult to keep clean. Once infection sets in, the oral bacteria has the potential to travel through your bloodstream and compromise your overall health. At Three Creek Dentistry, we take a proactive approach to help patients avoid such detrimental drawbacks of wisdom teeth impaction.
To learn more about wisdom teeth removal or to find out if this procedure is right for you, please contact our Derwood office today. We are known for delivering state-of-the-art dentistry in a comfortable, stress-free atmosphere.