Is it time for you to do something about your wisdom teeth? For your other teeth, an extraction is typically only recommended as a last resort. Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are often removed preemptively to avoid problems that these teeth can cause upon erupting. People often lack space for these molars, which makes their late arrival painful. Without timely intervention, they can become impacted due to a lack of space, or they can press painfully against their neighbors and cause difficulties for you. At Sunny Smiles, we can bring you in to remove those unwelcome teeth before they create problems for your overall oral health. To receive an early warning about their eruption that prevents painful problems, stay consistent with regular dental appointments.
The Arrival Of Your Wisdom Teeth Can Cause Serious Discomfort
When your wisdom teeth begin to erupt, they can push against their neighbors, causing pain as well as problems with enamel damage and crowding. They can also become impacted, which means they shift and either partially erupt or arrive at an uncomfortable angle. If you wait too long to do something about the arrival of these teeth, they can cause you problems with pain and sensitivity that interfere with your daily life, and may impact your bite function. If they do permanent harm to your enamel or push teeth in, they can create more difficulties that have to be addressed through restorative dental work.
Arranging Wisdom Teeth Extraction
There are a few reasons you should think about wisdom teeth extraction as different from the removal of other teeth. One difference is that wisdom teeth tend to not be replaced, which means you are not following your extraction with prosthetic treatment. Another is that the procedure can occur before your teeth are fully erupted. Extracting wisdom teeth before they are fully present can prevent problems that their arrival can cause. We can safely remove them without interfering with neighboring teeth to prevent further complications.
We Can Keep You Informed About Oral Health Developments
Your regular visits with your dentist provide important updates about your oral health. Sometimes, that means dealing with a cavity to treat before it grows more serious. At other times, issues like wisdom teeth eruption, TMJ troubles, and other issues can be addressed. The sooner you address a problem, the less likely you are to experience complications that demand more involved care.
Talk To Sunny Smiles If You Have Concerns About Your Wisdom Teeth
Through the timely removal of your wisdom teeth, we can prevent problems with your oral health that their arrival can create. If you have questions or concerns about your wisdom teeth, or if there are any other issues we can help you address, please contact your El Paso, TX, dentists by calling 915-849-9000.