Wisdom Teeth

There are some people who never get wisdom teeth, but for the majority of people, wisdom teeth are the final molars that erupt. The jawbone typically does not have room for them, often causing problems. Wisdom teeth are not always a problem, but if they grow in sideways or only come partway through, they can cause discomfort and other dental issues.

Here at The Greeneville Dentist, we can check your mouth and assess whether wisdom teeth removal would be your best option.

Should You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth become a problem when they are impacted, meaning there’s not enough space for them to erupt through the gums. Sometimes impacted teeth do erupt, but this can cause pain and crowding with neighboring teeth. In either situation, wisdom teeth should be removed.

Even if your wisdom teeth grow in properly, they can lead to decay, tooth crowding, gum disease, and other dental problems because they may be hard to reach with a toothbrush.

If your wisdom teeth have grown in, we can help you determine if extraction would be best in order to keep your mouth healthy.

How Wisdom Teeth Removal Could Help?

If your wisdom teeth are impacted or could cause other problems, getting them removed could help prevent overcrowding, tooth decay, gum disease, and infection. It is also better to have your wisdom teeth removed in the late teens or in the 20s. Recovery will be quicker if your wisdom teeth are removed when you are younger, and the tooth root is not as developed, making the surrounding bone less dense.

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Come see our team to determine whether wisdom teeth extraction would be best for your oral health and comfort. If you do need surgery, we will help prepare you for the process and provide instructions to help make it all go smoothly.