Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt; they are located on the top and bottom in the very back of your jaw. Wisdom tooth extraction in West Loop is a surgical procedure to remove them for one of a number of reasons.

In the event a wisdom tooth does not have enough room to grow properly the result will be excessive pain as well as infection. An impacted wisdom tooth will usually have to come out. Wisdom tooth extraction can be done by either an oral surgeon or a dentist. Many dental professionals actually recommend that wisdom teeth be removed as a way to prevent future problems.

Why are wisdom teeth removed?

By the time your four wisdom teeth are ready to erupt through your gums the rest of your teeth are already in place. Wisdom teeth appear when you are in your late teens or early twenties, as a matter of fact, some people never get them. A wisdom tooth can easily get stuck below the gum line or grow at an angle, both conditions can cause complications.

Although it is not always the case, some people have no problems with wisdom teeth at all; there are many people that do not have enough room in the back of their jaw to accept additional teeth. An impacted wisdom tooth may:

   *   A wisdom tooth may erupt at an angle in the direction of the back of the mouth
   *   A wisdom tooth may grow at a right angle to other teeth
   *   A wisdom tooth may stay trapped in the jawbone

When you have an impacted wisdom tooth you will feel extreme pain, be subject to infection and perhaps adjacent teeth and the jaw bone will be damaged. Wisdom tooth extraction in West Loop is really the only practical solution.

Wisdom tooth extraction in West Loop is usually the only solution to an impacted wisdom tooth. To discuss the options you are invited to make an appointment with Washington Dental Care or visit their website washingtondentalcare.net for more information.

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