Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars on each side of the upper and lower jaw. They usually emerge between the ages of 17 and 25 but can also emerge later into adulthood. Many people have four wisdom teeth, although some can have fewer than three or not have them at all. We are pleased to be able to provide wisdom teeth removal as part of our treatment services here at Grant Family Dentistry.
WISDOM TEETH IN MEEKER, CO
When these teeth grow improperly or without enough space, they can cause pain and other complications. In such cases, your dentist at Grant Family Dentistry may recommend having them removed, which we can conveniently do right here in our office.
Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to inflamed gums, abscesses, cysts, and infections. Most dentists recommend surgically extracting impacted teeth to alleviate these issues. After extraction, you are sent home with aftercare instructions to ensure proper healing.
WHY MIGHT I NEED MY WISDOM TEETH REMOVED?
When your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to erupt properly, they may put pressure on your other teeth, causing them to become misaligned. This can also harm your bite and lead to discomfort while chewing.
When wisdom teeth don’t have room to grow in, they can get stuck beneath the gum tissues and become impacted. This can cause pain and damage to the surrounding teeth and jaw. If the tooth cannot break through the bone, it may require surgery to be removed.
An infection can develop when food particles get stuck around partially erupted wisdom teeth. This can lead to the formation of a cyst, which can hurt the healthy tissue around it. It can also damage the roots of nearby molars or cause your jawbone to erode.
If your wisdom teeth are partially exposed, they can be hard to reach when you brush and floss. When you don’t brush your teeth regularly, plaque can build up around them and increase your risk of developing gum disease.
To learn more about the benefits of wisdom teeth extractions, visit Grant Family Dentistry at 335 6th St, Meeker, CO 81641, or call (970) 450-5829 We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile..