About Wisdom Teeth Removal
Studies show that wisdom teeth will cause complications over your lifetime, and although they may not be causing symptoms that you feel or are aware of, there could be issues going on under the surface that are problematic. If you’re not sure about the status of your wisdom teeth, or just want more information about wisdom teeth removal, make an appointment to see a wisdom teeth dentist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Wisdom teeth removal is a personal decision and your dentist will take a look at your X-rays and work with you to ensure you have a happy and healthy smile.
Wisdom teeth are often impacted, meaning that they’re not able to fully erupt through the gum line due to limited space. If you’ve had braces or Invisalign prior to your wisdom teeth coming in, this could ruin the straight teeth you’ve worked so hard to achieve! Without wisdom teeth removal, your bottom and top rows of teeth will be pushed forward, causing overcrowding, crooked teeth and bite problems. This will all require additional future work to re-straighten.
Overcrowding can ruin a healthy smile because teeth that are too close together can become breeding grounds for plaque and bacteria. Crooked and crowded teeth are more difficult to clean when you brush and floss your teeth. Built-up bacteria might not be removed until you have a professional cleaning. This will allow tartar to form, increasing the chances of tooth decay and gum disease.
At Spodak Dental in Delray Beach, our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon will be able to take care of any and all problematic wisdom teeth to not only keep you out of pain, but also to maintain your healthy and straight smile.