Pain-free wisdom teeth extraction services for comfort and optimum oral health.
Aging and Wisdom Teeth Go Hand-In-Hand
Between the ages of 17 and 21, a big change happens to our teeth. This is when the third molars, or wisdom teeth, emerge in the backs of our mouths. While this is a very common occurrence that most everyone experiences, these wisdom teeth are notorious for causing a multitude of problems.
For example, improper alignment of wisdom teeth can make it hard to floss, and can create environments where bacteria can grow easily and quickly. Some wisdom teeth only come in partially, which invites bacteria to enter the gums and cause infection. Finally, wisdom teeth can become impacted, which can create a cyst near the tooth and cause damage to the jaw and surrounding tissues.
When should wisdom teeth be removed?
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but many do. Because of their tendency to cause problems, dentists will monitor the growth of your wisdom teeth closely, making sure that none of the above-mentioned problems occur.
At New Image Dentistry, our doctors will be looking out for signs of these problems, including:
- High pain levels
- Signs of infection
- Damage to surrounding teeth
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
Through x-rays and monitoring of your wisdom teeth at regular checkups, your dentist will be able to examine these symptoms and advise you on the proper course of action.
Should your wisdom teeth require removal, you can rest easy knowing that New Image Dentistry provides comfortable, stress-free wisdom teeth extraction through IV sedation. To learn more, please call our office today!