Being Smart About Wisdom Teeth

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Almost everyone has to deal with their wisdom teeth at some point in their lives. Some people have them removed very early, before they erupt. Some people wait and see if their wisdom teeth will cause problems. Others just hope for the best. What should you do about your wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth, sometimes referred to as third molars, are typically the last teeth to come in. Sometimes there is insufficient room for the teeth to come in. The wisdom teeth then become “impacted,” meaning they cannot break through the gums correctly, or they can come in at an incorrect angle. When teeth come in incorrectly, that may lead to infection, damage to other teeth, and may hurt your jawbone. If your wisdom teeth have a chance of becoming impacted, our dentist may recommend that they be removed. The removal of your wisdom teeth will not harm the normal function of your smile, and can help you improve your oral health.

Everyone’s wisdom teeth come in different rates, and your dentist can help you monitor their progress. If your wisdom teeth need removed, the procedure is straightforward and typically has a rapid recovery time. If you have questions about your wisdom teeth, we invite you to contact our office today by calling 832-616-8822. Dr. Austin Baker and our entire team at Grand Trails Dental look forward to helping you maintain a bright, healthy smile for years to come!