Your wisdom teeth are the last of your permanent teeth to erupt; they are your third molars. You could have a maximum of four wisdom teeth in your lifetime, which can emerge when you’re around the ages of 16 to 21. During your initial consultation here at Welch Dental Group in Katy, our dentists will examine the status of your wisdom tooth and figure out if tooth extraction is necessary.
The following reasons should call for removal of your wisdom tooth by your trusted dental professional:
• there isn’t enough room in your jaw or mouth by the time they have fully erupted
• the following changes are evident: tooth decay, gum disease, damage to adjacent teeth, infection, cysts or tumors
• with the presence of constant toothache
• impacted wisdom tooth fails to fully emerge in the mouth
TO EXTRACT OR NOT TO EXTRACT- THAT IS THE QUESTION
The possibility of wisdom tooth causing future dental problems is very high. It is not uncommon to have elderly patients visit their dentist for infection around the wisdom tooth area, due to negligent dental care. Apart from saving money on future dental costs, having your wisdom teeth removed will save you the hassle of constantly monitoring the state of your wisdom tooth.
Let us help you determine the current state of your wisdom tooth. We invite you to get in touch with us for an initial consultation. Call us at 281.395.2112 or by filling out this contact form here. We look forward to your visit!