Do Your Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?
Wisdom teeth are usually are removed between the ages of 17-25. Some people put off this procedure or do not have it done at all because of fear, or they think it is not necessary.
What Are Wisdom Teeth, And Why Remove Them?
Wisdom teeth are referred to as third molars that are the last teeth to develop. Getting them does not mean immediate removal is necessary. Wisdom teeth can be beneficial if they come in properly aligned.
Wisdom teeth often come in aligned horizontally or positioned away from the other molars, which can cause pain and make eating or drinking difficult. These teeth also make it harder to brush or floss because the misalignment makes them more difficult to reach. Therefore, wisdom teeth are likely to get dark spots, cavities, and other dental problems.
Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted or enclosed in the soft tissue, gums, or jawbone. Many of them break through only partially, leading to pain, swelling, and sometimes bleeding if they are deep enough into the tissue. Dentists will use x-rays to detect wisdom teeth, how they are aligned, and how far they have erupted. We use 3D technology not only detect wisdom teeth, but also to view crucial anatomical structures such as nerves, sinuses and adjacent teeth. We can also estimate when wisdom teeth removal will be necessary.
What Are The Benefits?
Removal of your wisdom teeth will eliminate pain in the teeth, jaw, and gums, and will reduce the possibility of decay. It can also help realign your bite, which reduces the risk of food getting lodged between your teeth and under your gums, and will decrease crowding of your other teeth. The result is a healthier and more attractive smile.
Whether you need an extraction to remove a diseased tooth or overcrowded wisdom teeth, we will make sure your appointment is a comfortable and efficient experience. Contact us today at 203-433-0384 for Branford Office or 203-285-8163 for Milford Office.