Extracting Wisdom Teeth
Do you need them extracted?
While it may be necessary to remove normal teeth, wisdom teeth may present further challenges. Since wisdom teeth can grow in at odd angles and put pressure on healthy teeth, removal is typically recommended. These teeth are located at the back of your mouth, behind your molars, and are typically considered “extra teeth” which serve no true purpose. However, these teeth can become trapped under the gums or become impacted, which can adversely affect your oral health.
Wisdom teeth commonly begin to come in around your mid-teens to early twenties. While some wisdom teeth don’t come in for many years, others require urgent care. When these extra teeth – usually held back by bone – free themselves, issues can arise fairly quickly. Your dentist will take a detailed x-ray to understand how your tooth and surrounding bone interact. From there, your oral surgeon will know how to best approach your removal
If you are in need of your wisdom teeth extracted or a consultation on what options would be best for you. Please give our conveniently located Houston office a call at 713-722-8400 or use the form to the right to request an appointment today!