Wisdom Teeth Evaluations
Although they are called wisdom teeth, these last four teeth to erupt in your mouth can be a source of trouble. Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the back of your mouth and they normally begin to erupt during the late teenage years or early adulthood. Most people will experience the pain of erupting wisdom teeth, although some lucky people may experience little or no pain as these teeth come in. Either way, almost all people will have to have the wisdom teeth removed either because they are impacted, they grow in at the wrong angle or your mouth is not big enough for the wisdom teeth to fit.
The dental professionals at Red Oak Family Dentistry will work with each patient individually to create dental care services to best suits your needs for removal of these teeth. The wisdom teeth removal process usually takes less than an hour and we offer different anesthesia options to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure. We offer local sedation, IV sedation or general sedation, along with the gentle care of our team, who will ensure that your experience is pain free and comfortable.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
A common occurrence with wisdom teeth is that they become impacted and do not break through the gum tissue. If a tooth fails to come in or emerges only partially, it is considered to be impacted and will most likely need to be removed. Impacted teeth can often be painless and will not cause problems, however, an impacted tooth can push on the next tooth, which pushes on the tooth next to that, and, eventually may cause a misalignment of the bite. A partially emerged tooth can also collect food and plaque in the soft tissue around it which can lead inflammation, gum tenderness and decay.
Wisdom Teeth Assessments
As part of our comprehensive dental services, we also offer wisdom teeth evaluations. The dental professionals at Red Oak Family Dentistry will work with each patient individually to evaluate whether wisdom teeth removal is right for you. This process involves carefully inspecting your gums, oral health, and taking comprehensive images of your mouth to determine where your wisdom teeth sit in your jawbone.
If you are experiencing any wisdom teeth issues, please contact our office today to find out how our dental professionals can assist you.