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Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth Removal Near You

Typically, adults have 32 teeth by the time they are eighteen to twenty-one years old. Each tooth has a different function and name. The teeth located in the front are called canine, incisors, and bicuspid teeth, and their role is to grasp and break the food into smaller pieces. The molars or back teeth are used to grind up food.


However, there is usually not enough room in the mouth to accommodate all 32 teeth. Wisdom teeth are the last tooth in each corner and typically do not have enough room to erupt.


Why Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Your wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt. As long as they are properly aligned, there is no need to extract your wisdom teeth.


However, this is usually not the case, as wisdom teeth can grow in at an angle, grow sideways, become trapped beneath the gums, or partially erupt. Wisdom teeth extractions are necessary to prevent future oral health problems from occurring.


Impacted or poorly positioned wisdom teeth can cause many issues. Some problems can include increased bacterial build-up, leading to an infection, stiffness, swelling, and pain.


As wisdom teeth emerge, the pressure can cause your other teeth to shift out of their current positions. Cysts or tumors are the most serious problem that can arise from impacted wisdom teeth.


By removing your impacted wisdom teeth, you can avoid and prevent these problems from occurring. Early removal is usually recommended as they are easier to remove when the bone is less dense.