Save Your Smile With Wisdom Teeth Removal from a Recommended Oral Surgeon in Metro Detroit
If your child is between the ages of 17 and 25 and has been to the orthodontist, you may have been told your child needs his or her wisdom teeth removed.
Wisdom teeth are the very back set of molars that emerge as a young adult. And in most cases, there isn’t enough space in the jaw for them to come in.
Other times, wisdom teeth come in sideways or become impacted.
Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful, develop infections, or may even damage the adjacent molars or their roots. Extracting wisdom teeth in the teen years typically results in a faster recovery from surgery and can prevent dental issues that cause bigger problems as an adult.
Wisdom Teeth are Simply a Third Set of Molars
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt. Their shape and size vary between people and some lucky people never get them. This third set of molars erupts between puberty and early adulthood unless they are impacted. If your jaw is small, your third molars may be blocked by other teeth, your gums, the bone of your jaw or other pathologies. This can be very painful and needs to be treated by an oral surgeon.
Keeping problematic wisdom teeth in your mouth increases your risk of:
- Facial swelling
- Jaw pain
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Damage to other teeth
- Abscesses and cysts
- Soft tissue damage
- Jaw bone damage
- Systemic illness
Wisdom Teeth Extractions Are Very Common
There are many reasons your dentist or orthodontist may have recommended you have your wisdom teeth removed. In most cases, it is a preventative procedure, as in the case of orthodontics. Braces are a significant investment. Allowing wisdom teeth to come in may cause crowding and interfere with (or reverse) orthodontic work.
If you are an adult and your wisdom teeth came in properly, keeping them clean and free of decay can be challenging. Because they are so far back in your mouth, it is difficult to open your jaw wide enough for a toothbrush to fit between them. This makes wisdom teeth prone to bacteria and results in cavities and other problems. In some cases, adults with wisdom teeth experience problems with cheek biting.
Wisdom Teeth Removal is Performed in Our Office Under Local or General Anesthesia
At My Family Dental, our team ensures that wisdom teeth extractions are as comfortable and carefree as possible. Tooth extractions are extremely common and very routine and can provide the relief you need from symptoms like pain and pressure. Soothing sedation dentistry services are available if dental fear or anxiety are present. Depending on a variety of factors, wisdom teeth can we can be removed while you are awake, with a local anesthetic, or while you are asleep. We are happy to discuss your treatment options well in advance of the procedure so you know what to expect and can plan accordingly. Contact Us Today!
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"I had the absolute best experience. I had an appointment for my lower left wisdom tooth, which was in pain, and I had cracked it about a month ago. I hadn't been to the dentist in over 15 years from fear. I somehow managed to keep my teeth in great shape over the years, with the exception of this wisdom tooth. I called the 29th and my appointment was immediately the next morning at 8:00am. The staff was awesome. Starla took my x rays. Dr. Levi told me that the tooth would need extraction. He consulted me regarding the procedure, "really awesome dentist!" I came back at 2:00pm that same day really nervous and the staff eased my fears. EVERYONE IS SO PLEASANT HERE...!!!! Let me say, the procedure was painless and I barely felt pressure. It took all of maybe 5 minutes and the extraction was complete. Melissa, Parker and Dr. L. were fantastic. I have recommended this dental office to my sisters, co-workers and family. They have just gained a lifetime patient. If you are reading this and in need of a dentist give this office a try."