Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal
When your teeth are impacted, too crowded, or suffering from a serious infection, an extraction may be the best solution. At Morgan Family Dental, we will make sure you understand all your options and why we’re making this recommendation.
When Is It Time to Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Your wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. They may come in perfectly straight, or they may come in at a right angle.
When they don’t erupt properly, it can be a very painful experience, and it may start to shift your teeth and even lead to some infections. But this is just the start.
Some of the common problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth include:
- Severe pain
- Damage to the neighboring teeth
- Stiffness and swelling
- Tumors and cysts
- Potential for bacterial growth that can lead to infections
We usually recommend removing wisdom teeth while the patient is still in their younger years because the teeth still have an incomplete root system. This significantly reduces any complications, compared to removing them in your adult years. As you age and the roots of your teeth get longer, they could get tangled with some of the sensory nerves in the lower jaw, which could lead to a more extensive procedure.
Don’t Wait for Extractions
You may not be excited about the prospect of an extraction, but at Morgan Family Dental we work to minimize any discomfort and make sure you understand all your options. We have the skill, experience, and technology to remove the necessary teeth (and replace them if necessary).
Contact us to learn more or to set up your next appointment.