Wisdom teeth (or third molars) often cause problems and pain if they are impacted. What this means is that your jaws have insufficient room for the wisdom teeth to grow or erupt into a position that allows them to be functional teeth. In such cases, it may be advisable to remove your wisdom teeth.
Why remove wisdom teeth?
Removing impacted wisdom teeth can help to prevent or eliminate problems such as
- Infection of the gum covering the wisdom tooth
- Decay and resorption in adjacent molar teeth
- Gum disease and bad breath.
A thorough evaluation is necessary before wisdom teeth removal to determine the best removal plan. We will do everything we can to ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout the removal process. In some cases, you may need to have your teeth removed by a specialist (Oral Surgeon).