The Lowdown On Wisdom Teeth

What’s what when it comes to whether you will require wisdom teeth removal, you wonder? Why don’t you seem to have any of these teeth, while you know that most people you have met have already had theirs taken out? If you have questions about these teeth, also referred to as third molars, then we will be happy to explain. Begin with the general introduction to what you can expect and then remember that a visit with us is a smart way to follow up.

When Do They Form?

Your wisdom teeth are called by this name because they show up when you’re older and, we all like to assume, much wiser. They generally begin forming and make themselves known when you’re in your late teen or in your early 20s.

Why Don’t I See Mine?

You might not see yours for a couple reasons. First, it’s entirely possible that they just never developed. Your wisdom teeth aren’t essential in any way, so if they’re just not there, consider this one less thing to worry about. Or, they may be impacted, which means they formed but did not ever make it through your gum tissue (which is not good for your oral health).

Who Needs Them Removed?

The aforementioned impacted wisdom teeth will need removal because they can cause complications. Teeth that are growing in on a path that can hurt nearby teeth or damage your smile’s alignment should be removed. Third molars that have developed and grown in fully but that are just very difficult to protect with daily cleaning may also be removed.

Protect Your Smile With Tooth Extractions

Keep your smile safe by seeing us about your wisdom teeth. Removing problematic teeth will protect your oral health. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.