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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Safe, comfortable wisdom tooth extraction

Have you had a dental professional take a look at your wisdom teeth? Your dentist can evaluate wisdom teeth and predict if they may cause problems in the future. Studies show that early evaluation and treatment result in greater comfort and safety.

Many patients do not have sufficient space in the mouth for their final molars to fully arrive, and this can cause several different problems. Often, wisdom teeth will erupt in a sideways or crooked fashion, which can damage healthy teeth.

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Why do I need my wisdom teeth extracted?

Left unaddressed, wisdom teeth can cause a wide variety of health problems. That's why we use local anesthesia and dental sedation to guarantee patient comfort throughout wisdom teeth removal. Schedule your wisdom teeth extraction consultation to avoid the following issues:

- Infection: The most common problem that comes with impacted wisdom teeth is gum infection. The gums around the impacted wisdom teeth become irritated, and will result in pain, swelling and reduced chewing ability.
- Cysts: Patients who do not undergo wisdom teeth removal may experience cyst formation. These fluid-filled sacs develop nearby impacted wisdom teeth, and can slowly destroy the surrounding bone and teeth.
- Crowding: Impacted wisdom teeth can also contribute to crowding. Crowding greatly affects the aesthetic of a smile, and can also cause long-term damage in the teeth and jaw bone.
- Decay & Disease: Impacted wisdom teeth lead to greater instances of gum disease, tooth decay, and bone loss in the adjacent teeth. The best way to reduce these risks is with a simple wisdom tooth extraction.