Why are wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth are the molars at the very back of your mouth (on both the top and bottom) that typically erupt in late adolescence or early adulthood. In some cases, these molars – called the third molars – emerge through the gums without incident and contribute to the chewing and grinding function of the mouth. More often, wisdom teeth are misaligned when they come in or only partially erupt through the gum tissue.
The partial eruption of teeth can create spaces where infection can easily occur. Misalignment can also be problematic because the teeth can grow in at an angle that causes them to push on other teeth or dental structures.
Either of these scenarios could potentially lead to future dental health issues. If Dr. Kainth believes that this is the case in your situation, he may recommend that your wisdom teeth be extracted. Our team can perform your wisdom teeth extraction procedure right here at our comfortable Irving, TX dental office. Dr. Kainth will gently extract your third molars and then equip you with detailed aftercare instructions.
If you have experienced pain associated with your wisdom teeth, call us to schedule a consultation. Extraction will ultimately ease the pain that you’re experiencing and help prevent future problems from occurring.