Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars. They are typically the last teeth to erupt in the mouth, and they usually come in during the late teen years or early twenties. In many cases, there is not enough room for wisdom teeth to erupt properly in the mouth and wisdom teeth extraction becomes necessary. If there is not enough room for wisdom teeth in the mouth, they may become misaligned or impacted (stuck in the gums and jaw). That unfortunately can lead to several serious issues, including the following dental problems:
- Damage to the adjacent teeth
- Damage to the jawbone
- Damage to the nerves
- Tooth decay
- Periodontal disease
- Swelling and stiffness
At Wellington Family Dental we use x-rays to determine the positioning of wisdom teeth. If it is decided that they need to be removed, our dental team will ensure that the wisdom tooth extraction is performed as painlessly and comfortably as possible.
If you are suffering from wisdom tooth pain, please call Wellington Family Dental today to learn more about wisdom teeth extraction or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. David Pringle.