Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last of your teeth to erupt. They typically appear in your late teens or early twenties. While some people have no problems with their wisdom teeth and can keep them for life, others may experience problems that require removal.
There are a number of reasons why you may not be able to keep your wisdom teeth after they are removed. In some cases, the teeth may be impacted, meaning they are trapped beneath the gum line and cannot erupt properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a number of problems, including pain, infection, and damage to adjacent teeth. In other cases, the wisdom teeth may come in sideways or at an angle, which can crowd or damage other teeth. Wisdom teeth that are not removed can also lead to gum disease.
If you are considering wisdom teeth removal, your orthodontist or dentist will be able to assess whether or not your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Davis Orthodontics specializes in wisdom teeth removal and can help you determine if it is the right decision for you. Contact us today to learn more!
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