Wisdom Teeth Removal & Surgical Extractions
Your third molars are more commonly called “wisdom teeth.” Usually appearing in the late teens or early twenties, third molars often lack the proper space in the jaw to erupt fully or even at all. This common condition is called impaction. When a tooth lacks the space to come through or simply develops in the wrong place of your jaw, it becomes impacted, and problems can arise. Primarily, damage to adjacent teeth and crowding can occur.
When is Removal Necessary?
In certain cases, the wisdom tooth that cannot come through becomes inflamed under the gums and in the jawbone, causing a sac to develop around the root of the tooth that then fills with liquid. This can cause a cyst or an abscess if it becomes infected. If either of these situations go untreated, serious damage to the underlying bone and surrounding teeth and tissues can result.
To potentially stave off this result, an extraction of one, several or all of the wisdom teeth may be advised. At Gole Dental, we have the equipment and training needed to perform such extractions, with an absolute minimum of discomfort. Ask our staff for more information regarding wisdom teeth removal and read more about it on our blog.