Purpose of Wisdom Teeth Removal

Purpose of Wisdom Teeth RemovalWisdom teeth usually come in during your late teens or early 20s. However, these teeth often need to be extracted. Waiting too long to have them removed could result in a more complicated, painful procedure. Our team can help you decide if wisdom teeth removal is right for you.

Common reasons for wisdom teeth removal include:

• Pain
Wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort as they erupt. This is not necessarily a sign of a problem, but it can indicate that there is not enough room for the teeth to erupt or it may be a sign of other issues.

• Infection
Infection in the teeth or nearby gums could threaten not only the wisdom teeth but also other teeth and your jawbone.

• Crowding
Smaller jaws may not have room for wisdom teeth to erupt properly. This can cause the other teeth to become extremely crowded, which can increase the risk of decay, gum disease and other dental problems associated with crowding.

• Impaction
Impacted wisdom teeth can erupt partially or at abnormal angles. This can be uncomfortable or painful, and it can affect nearby teeth.

• Risks to other teeth
Wisdom teeth that risk the health of other teeth should be extracted.

The purpose of wisdom tooth removal is to preserve the function and health of your smile. In some cases, it may also be to reduce the risk of long-term problems, which may be needed even if the wisdom teeth are otherwise healthy. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment Dr. Frame.

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