Placerville Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually come through between the ages of 17 and 21 years. They are said to grow late so our ancestors could have an easier time chewing the rough foods more associated with adulthood. Indeed, when a wisdom tooth grows properly, it can do just that. Sometimes their appearance causes minor pain. However, if you’re feeling something more severe, it may be time to contact Placerville Dentistry.
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What Causes Problems with Wisdom Teeth
There are a few reasons why wisdom teeth may cause problems. Sometimes they don’t erupt properly and get stuck in the jawbone or gums, causing pain and swelling. They can also grow at an angle and push against other teeth, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Wisdom teeth that are impacted (not fully erupted) are also more subject to tooth decay and gum disease than those that have come through normally.
When Should I See a Dentist
The standard wisdom teeth schedule is as follows: If your third molars haven’t erupted by the time you turn 17, likely, they never will. If they do erupt but are causing pain or discomfort, come into our Placerville Dentistry office for a consultation. If they have fully erupted, but you’re having problems with them, such as tooth decay or gum disease, see us as well.
Will I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed
In some cases, yes. There are a few ways to handle impacted wisdom teeth. One is to simply monitor the situation with periodic checkups every six months or so. The most common method is through surgery, though if you need your wisdom teeth removed, this is what you’ll have done anyway. In order to determine whether we will remove them via surgery or have you come into the office every six months for an evaluation, we will take X-rays. This is because it’s possible that your wisdom teeth may not need to be removed but might just need some changes made to keep them healthy.
If there are already signs of tooth decay or gum disease in this area, you should schedule an appointment with our office for a consultation. We will evaluate the condition of your wisdom teeth and surrounding gum tissue and make a recommendation from there.
A dentist should take wisdom teeth because they can cause other teeth to move and can also get impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth need to be removed by a dentist.
Come see us at Placerville Dentistry for all your wisdom teeth needs. We offer routine checkups, surgical removal, and even just advice on how to keep them healthy if they’re impacted but not causing pain.
Contact us today at (530) 317-0378. We’re located in Placerville, CA, and proudly serve the surrounding areas of Camino, Diamond Springs, El Dorado Hills, Georgetown, Pollock Pines, Rescue, Shingle Springs, and Somerset.
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