Wisdom teeth

Extraction of wisdom teeth is generally recommended when:

  • Wisdom teeth partially erupt
  • There is a chance that poorly aligned wisdom teeth will damage the adjacent teeth
  • A cyst forms, destroying surrounding bone or tooth roots
  • You experience pain, swelling, jaw stiffness or general illness

When wisdom teeth are misaligned, they may position themselves horizontally, be angled toward or away from the second molars, or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves.

Wisdom teeth also can be impacted — they are enclosed within the soft tissue and/or the jawbone or only partially break through or erupt through the gum. Partial eruption of the wisdom teeth allows an opening for bacteria to enter around the  tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness. Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning makes brushing and flossing difficult.

The relative ease at which your dentist or oral surgeon can extract your wisdom teeth depends on their position and stage of development. Your oral health care provider will be able to give you an idea of what to expect during your pre-extraction exam.

Did you know that keeping your mouth healthy can help prevent heart disease, aid in the control of diabetes and promote healthy pregnancies?

It’s true. Without routine dental care, plaque builds up on your teeth and gums and can lead to periodontal disease, making you more vulnerable to heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke. Gum disease and resulting infections can also cause blood sugar levels to rise, making the control of diabetes more difficult. Furthermore, studies have shown that pregnant women with gum disease may be seven times more likely to deliver prematurely

These facts say a mouthful, but the bottom line is that good oral care is imperative to overall wellness. There’s simply no question that a healthy mouth can lead to a long, healthy life and we are commited to helping you keep your smile for a lifetime.

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