Wisdom teeth are notorious for causing issues and can be a problem for your oral health! This is the reason that your dentist typically recommends extraction. Here are some of the signs that you might need wisdom teeth removal in Royal Oak.
Your Teeth Are Beginning to Shift
Nothing is more frustrating than to wear braces for two years and then have your teeth start to shift when your wisdom teeth come in. There is often not enough space in your mouth to accommodate your wisdom teeth so your other teeth will start to crowd upon their arrival.
You've Developed an Infection
Perhaps your wisdom teeth never came in? Wisdom teeth that remain impacted, or stuck underneath the gum line can lead to an infection. This situation definitely calls for extraction.
Your Adjacent Teeth are Developing Cavities
Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars to arrive around the age of 18 to 25 years old. Because of their location far back behind your second molars, they are often hard to properly brush and floss. When you can't reach your teeth to keep them clean, it increases your risk of developing issues such as gum disease or tooth decay, which leads to more cavities.
Contact Your Team at Family Dentistry of Royal Oak
If you or a loved one needs wisdom teeth removed, we encourage you to contact Dr. Chalasani. She and her team at Family Dentistry of Royal Oak are here to guide you through the process from start to finish, and throughout your recovery process. Our goal is to make the process as painless and stress-free as possible, and most of our patients are pleasantly surprised at how easy a dental extraction can be.
Don't let your wisdom teeth become a detriment to your oral health! Contact us today to learn more about extractions.