Wisdom Teeth: Do They Have To Go?

You might find yourself under the impression that no matter what, wisdom teeth must be extracted. Then, one day, you wonder why this is the case. Perhaps you meet someone who has her third molars, who never had removal, and you marvel at this idea! Is it possible that some people require wisdom teeth removal, while others do not? How to determine who needs what? Fortunately, we can guide you through these details with great ease!

Some Really Need To Go

Sometimes, you really need wisdom teeth removal because if you don’t come in for extractions, you’re going to be dealing with some pretty intense consequences. Remember, when it’s time for removal, we offer your complete oral surgery experience at our practice for absolute convenience! As for those reasons we may be seeing you:

  • Teeth that are turned at an odd angle can grow toward your already erupted teeth, which may result in damage, pain, and can even affect your alignment
  • Impacted teeth won’t ever fully erupt, which can also result in serious problems like cyst formation, whether the tooth is stuck behind bone tissue or simply cannot make it through your gum tissue

Some Are Perfectly Fine

It’s actually entirely possible for your wisdom teeth to develop beautifully and for you not to require oral surgery. In that case, you don’t need to worry!

In Some Instances, It’s Your Call

Perhaps your teeth have come in just fine. While their presence isn’t doing anything to harm nearby teeth, you cannot seem to reach them comfortably and consistently enough to keep them thoroughly clean and healthy. If they pose a threat to you for such reasons, you may choose wisdom teeth removal.

Come In To Have Wisdom Teeth Checked

Whether you’re concerned about your own wisdom teeth or those of your child, monitoring them is easy when you come in for visits. Set up an appointment in Grand Prairie, TX by contacting your dentist at Pecan Tree Dental to schedule a visit at (972) 262-5111.