Maintain Optimal Oral Health With Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to emerge in the oral cavity, typically appearing between the ages of 17 and 25. While some individuals may not experience complications with their wisdom teeth, many face oral health issues that necessitate their extraction at Montrose Dental Group in Chicago.
Why do wisdom teeth often need to be removed?
It’s common for these teeth to become impacted, meaning they fail to emerge through the gums fully. Partial eruption creates a space between the tooth and gum, increasing the risk of infection, gum disease, and decay. Limited space in the mouth can cause wisdom teeth to push against existing teeth, resulting in misalignment and overcrowding. This can lead to bite problems, discomfort, and the need for orthodontic treatment.
What’s more, because of their location at the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth are challenging to clean effectively, making them prone to cavities and decay. In some cases, cysts or tumors may develop around impacted wisdom teeth. These can cause jaw pain and bone damage, leading to more severe complications.
What are the advantages of wisdom teeth removal?
Extracting wisdom teeth helps to prevent future complications and eliminates the need for more invasive procedures. Their removal relieves pain and discomfort, improves overall oral health and quality of life, and reduces a patient’s risk of infections and gum disease. Extraction can also help facilitate a properly aligned bite and reduce the likelihood of orthodontic treatment.
If your wisdom teeth bother you, contact us today for a thorough consultation and treatment plan.
Contact Montrose Dental Group About Wisdom Teeth Removal Today!
- Prevent future complications from developing
- Eliminate any pain and discomfort
- Curtail the spread of infection
- Reduce the risk of gum disease
- Prioritize your oral health!