Wisdom teeth are the final molars to arrive, located in the far four corners of the mouth. Most people receive their wisdom teeth in the late teens, but some people may not get these large molars until their early twenties. Not all wisdom teeth cause problems, but they can crowd other teeth or become impacted in the jaw. If you need wisdom teeth removal, our dental team at SmileBuilders, Inc. offers extractions at our offices in Canton, Byram, and Lucedale, MS.
Wisdom teeth are very large and come in late, which is why they are often a problem. There is only so much room in the mouth, and these big molars can begin to emerge without enough space. Due to the limited space, wisdom teeth can begin to grow in sideways, emerging through the front or back of the gum. They can also become impacted in the gums, which can cause infection or sinus problems on the upper jaw. Even if they do emerge correctly, wisdom teeth are prone to decay and causing gum disease due to the difficulty of cleaning these molars.
Do You Need Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
The best way to determine if you or your teenager needs wisdom teeth removed is to visit your dentist. Here at SmileBuilders, Inc., we monitor our young patients with wisdom teeth coming in to determine if they are emerging correctly. If these final molars begin to cause dental issues, we can remove them to prevent further complications. Removal of wisdom teeth is easier when they first arrive, as the bone around them has not fully formed. However, wisdom tooth extractions can be performed in adulthood if needed.
Our dental office offers a comfortable, relaxing environment for wisdom tooth removal. Dr. Cobbins and our dental team utilize advanced imaging and dental technology to plan and expedite wisdom tooth extractions to prevent complications. We offer sedation dentistry for those who have any anxiety about the procedure. Contact our dental office in Canton if you need to discuss wisdom teeth removal.