Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties.
Sometimes these teeth can be healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. When wisdom teeth are misaligned, they can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves.
To avoid even more potentially painful and costly procedures it is best to have the wisdom teeth removal procedure when your oral surgeon or Grand Rapids dentist at Precision Family Dental recommends it.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
If your wisdom teeth are coming in at an angle (impacted), your family dentist will need to remove them before they affect nearby teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth will push other teeth out of the way as they erupt through the gum line, undoing years of orthodontic work.
Remove wisdom teeth before they become a problem!
Keep in mind that not all of our patients need wisdom teeth extraction. If your wisdom teeth are coming in straight and there is enough room in your jaw for them to emerge through the gum line, no action is required.
Partially Erupted Wisdom Teeth
Some patients simply don’t have enough room in their jaws to accommodate extra teeth. In this type of scenario, we would recommend you have pre-emptive wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth may only be able to partially erupt through the gums if there isn’t enough space in the jaw, increasing your risk for infection. Thankfully, our Grand Rapids family dentist are able to remove wisdom teeth before they become a problem.
To learn more about our wisdom teeth removal procedures or to request an appointment with our Grand Rapids wisdom teeth removal dentist Adam Piotrowski DDS, please contact us here or call our office directly at (616) 949-1570. At Precision Family Dental, we work hard to help patients restore their confidence in their smile through quality dental services.