Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Providing Wisdom Teeth Extractions for Park City & Summit County, Utah
Your wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt. It usually happens during the late teens or early twenties. For many young adults, wisdom teeth, or third molars, cause problems either because there is not enough room in the mouth, or they are impacted or misaligned. This can cause serious pain and discomfort. The best solution is for one of our experienced dentists to extract the problem causing teeth.
Misaligned wisdom teeth
Misaligned wisdom teeth can cause serious dental and health problems. Depending upon their angle and position, they can damage your other teeth, or cause decay when food, debris and plaque become wedged between teeth. They can also damage your jawbone and adjacent nerves. Sometimes the teeth simply do not have enough room to erupt normally and stay trapped within your jawbone or the soft tissue surrounding it. These teeth that can’t erupt normally are said to be impacted.
Wisdom teeth that are partially erupted provide an open doorway for infection causing bacterial growth. You might experience severe pain, swelling and illness from the infection. Partially erupted wisdom teeth are harder to brush and floss. This makes them more likely to become decayed and cause problematic gum disease.
Do I have wisdom teeth?
The best way to find out if your wisdom teeth are growing in normally is have one of our dentists during your teen years. Here at Mountain High Family Dental and Orthodontics, we examine your teeth and use x-rays to determine the position and alignment of your wisdom teeth. It’s a good idea to have your teeth examined before you go away to college or on a long mission of some kind. Our dentists can help you avoid future problems by extracting problematic wisdom teeth before they can become painful. The mid to late teen years is the best time to have this procedure performed because the wisdom teeth are easier to extract and you will need less time for recovery.
If you are concerned about your or your son or daughter’s wisdom teeth in Park City, Utah, please contact Mountain High Family Dental and Orthodontics. We can help you solve your wisdom teeth problem!