What are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth and are the teeth least needed for good oral health. More often than not, most patients have four wisdom teeth that erupt through the gums in their late teens or early twenties. However, sometimes wisdom teeth can remain trapped in the jawbone under the gums because there is insufficient room for them to erupt. No matter the case, if one of our doctors see fit, these teeth can be removed right here at Glacier Dental.
Why do I want my wisdom teeth removed?
Sometimes the question occurs, “why should I have my wisdom teeth removed if they don’t hurt?” Wisdom teeth can cause gum disease, crowding or other damage to adjacent teeth, decay (due to the inability of your toothbrush to keep the area clean) and even bone loss. Pain and swelling are the most common symptoms of problem wisdom teeth but whether you have obvious symptoms or not, it is important to diagnose existing or potential problems caused by your wisdom teeth. Removal is often the wisest decision for your health and well-being.
4 Things Wisdom Teeth Removal helps prevent:
- crowding of back teeth: may result in shifting of all teeth
- a tooth becoming stuck in the jaw (impacted): never breaking through the gums.
- painful, red, swollen gums: due to flap of skin around wisdom tooth that has only partially come in.
- tooth decay and GUM DISEASE: wisdom and surrounding teeth may be more difficult to clean.
How Glacier Dental can help!
Dr. Steckbauer, Dr. Carpenter, and Dr. Goetsch are experts when it comes Wisdom Teeth Removal and making sure your visit is as comfortable as possible. To take your comfort to the next level, sedation options are available to you and we would be happy to go over your options a consultation or your next visit!
If you are ready to end the pain that your wisdom teeth are giving you in one comfortable visit, CALL GLACIER DENTAL TODAY, 920-235-3251!