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Oral Surgery

WHY EXTRACT A WISDOM TOOTH?

Wisdom teeth, third molars, usually begin to erupt between the ages of 16 and 25. There are a number of ways however in which wisdom teeth can become problematic.

Wisdom teeth sometimes come in only partially ,and can become infected at any time. Others can come in sideways and and you never see them except it an x-ray and they can destroy the roots of the other tooth that you use to chew with. While other times your jaw is simply not big enough to accommodate these late blooming teeth. If that's the case, your wisdom teeth can force your teeth to make room for them, causing misalignment. Along with the problem of cleaning issues in this area these are all The indications that should be your signal that a wisdom tooth or wisdom teeth removal might be a wise choice.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT'S TIME TO TAKE YOUR WISDOM TEETH OUT?

during your regular dental checkups, Dr. Marteney of family and sedation dentistry will do a thorough examination of your teeth. If he suspects a problem with your wisdom teeth he will order a special x-ray called a Panorex which is a more accurate diagnosis of where are located. Identifying and treating problems with your wisdom teeth before they become an issue is a good idea. The earlier you seek the wisdom teeth extraction treatment, the easier it will be. Bone in a youth has the density of a car tire. Bone in people over 50 the bone is more like concrete.