At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we offer a variety of dental procedures. One of the procedures we can provide is the removal of wisdom teeth. Many of our patients wonder if they need to get theirs removed if they have not done so already. Also, some of our patients are parents who wonder if their child will need to get them removed.
Is it Necessary to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Many people have heard that wisdom tooth removal is always necessary. While often it is, there are some patients who do not need to have them removed. Many dentists suggest wisdom teeth removal and an early age to avoid problems down the road. They can cause issues once they are fully formed, so removing them early on can prevent possible problems.
What Problems Can Wisdom Teeth Cause?
Wisdom teeth often do not grow in properly. They might grow in horizontal or crooked. Also, many people do not have a big enough jaw to accommodate wisdom teeth. This can lead to an overcrowded mouth which can cause smiles to shift and become more crooked. And, the area where wisdom teeth sit in the mouth is often hard to brush which makes it a breeding ground for bacteria growth.
How Do I Know if I Need Mine Removed?
If you are wondering if wisdom tooth removal is necessary, here are some signs to look for.
- Damage to surrounding teeth
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Infections in the back of the mouth
If you have any questions about removal, please do not hesitate to ask. Our team at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale will work with you to figure out the smartest course of action.
What are Some Signs That Wisdom Teeth Can Remain in Place?
For some people, wisdom teeth do not cause a lot of issues. These signs include:
- Wisdom teeth lining up with your other teeth
- Having no issues biting or chewing with your wisdom teeth
- Being able to easily reach and brush your wisdom teeth
If you are having trouble, such as pain or discomfort, with your wisdom teeth, we are here to help. Our front desk staff are friendly and ready to schedule an appointment at a time that works well with your busy schedule.