You may be familiar with how common it is for people to have their wisdom teeth taken out, while not being sure why this is done so often. What is it about a person’s wisdom teeth that make them unwelcome? Should you be worried about your own wisdom teeth? While these teeth – our third molars – were at one point beneficial, they are no longer necessary for healthy biting and chewing functions. Unfortunately, they can actually be an unwelcome presence now, as people often lack space for them. As a result, when wisdom teeth erupt, they can become impacted, and crowd your other teeth. At our El Paso, TX dental practice, we can arrange a successful removal of these teeth so they do not cause trouble for you!
Problems Associated With Impacted Wisdom Teeth
When wisdom teeth become impacted, they can create real problems for a person’s smile, and their oral health. The crowding that occurs because of their arrival can change the positions of teeth, and cause discomfort. They can even cause damage to neighboring teeth! To avoid the issues associated with impacted wisdom teeth, patients will sometimes look into having them removed before they arrive, so this is never an issue.
Taking Care To Remove Your Wisdom Teeth
A wisdom tooth extraction can require a different approach than other types of teeth extractions. If wisdom teeth are impacted, and not fully erupted, minor oral surgery may be necessary to have them safely removed. To make this process more comfortable, we can provide dental sedation to help you remain in a relaxed state. Before committing to this approach, x-ray images are produced to study the current state of your wisdom teeth.
Staying Informed About The Development Of Your Wisdom Teeth
As part of your routine dental care experience, your dentist can perform a thorough review of your oral health to look for problems that might be a concern in the future. Those reviews include checks for the progress of your wisdom teeth. With this information, it can be easier to determine if you will need to be worried about them becoming impacted. Of course, this is only part of the services offered during preventive care. We are also able to help you avoid trouble with future cavities and gum disease by providing thorough cleanings, and by checking for any other evidence of problems that might demand restorative dental work!
Talk To Sunny Smiles In El Paso About Having Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
At Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX, our practice is prepared to take care of your wisdom teeth extraction! We can take care to monitor the state of these teeth, and arrange the appropriate procedure to safely remove them. For more information, please call our Northeast El Paso location on Dyer Street at 915-759-7000!