Just as wisdom comes with age, wisdom teeth typically begin to come in during the late teen and early adult years. These teeth usually pose a hazard for the rest of your smile in terms of function, comfort and hygiene, which is why Dr. Rachel Azinge at Dental Spa Of Texas recommends that these teeth be removed before they begin causing problems. Schedule your wisdom teeth extraction in Frisco, Texas, with our dentist by calling (972) 377-8177 to speak with our office manager, Marcy.
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molar teeth to begin coming in. We say they “begin” to come in because there is often not enough room for them to ever finish coming in. The other teeth already in the mouth take up a lot of space, so wisdom teeth often end up never being able to break through the gum tissue. They may also come in at bad angles or hit other teeth.
Complications that can arise due to wisdom teeth not erupting properly include:
- Teeth shifting out of alignment
- Damage to neighboring teeth
- Tooth decay
- Infection and inflammation of gum and other soft tissue in the mouth
- Jawbone damage
To avoid these complications, Dr. Azinge may recommend that your wisdom teeth be removed as soon as possible. This is especially important for patients who would like to receive orthodontic care since wisdom teeth can prevent teeth from moving properly, or they can move teeth out of position once orthodontic treatment is completed.
When you schedule wisdom teeth removal with Dr. Azinge and our team, we will evaluate the position of your teeth and determine the best way to perform your extraction. We will ensure that your extraction is as comfortable as possible, and we will give you thorough instructions for an optimal recovery.