Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that grow and erupt through the gum line in the latter dental developmental period. These molars tend to come in during the late teen to early twenties, an age associated with emotional and physical growth, hence the name ‘wisdom teeth.’
Wisdom teeth treatments are more or less the same as every other tooth. However, wisdom tooth extractions are a very common procedure to address one of two scenarios:
When a cavity penetrates through the enamel and dentin, bacteria can reach the dental pulp, causing an infection. Usually, a root canal can address the issue, but if the infection has been allowed to fester, the tooth can be so severely compromised that it needs to be removed.
An impacted tooth is one that is growing at an angle due to overcrowding and is therefore unable to break through the gum line. When this occurs, adjacent teeth can be pushed in different directions, misaligning your smile and potentially causing pain and discomfort. In these cases, an extraction is the best approach to prevent tooth damage and alleviate pain.
You don’t have to live in discomfort! If you are experiencing pain and sensitivity associated with a wisdom tooth condition, our team at the Center for Advanced Dentistry is excited to help. Get in touch today to schedule a consultation!
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