Wisdom Teeth Removal At Your Dentist In Baltimore

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  • Relieve mouth pain
  • Prevent problems with shifting and impacted teeth
  • Avoid issues with infection, swelling, gum disease, and more
  • Prevent changes to orthodontic work that’s already been completed
  • Preserve your smile!

If you’ve developed wisdom teeth and wish you hadn’t, you’re not alone. These third sets of molars are called “wisdom teeth” because they erupt late, typically in the late teen years to early 20s.

While the jaws of our ancestors could house 32 teeth, the jaws of most adults today are much smaller and have space for just 28. This means that, when wisdom teeth begun the eruption process, they can cause a number of oral issues, including pressure being put on adult teeth that are already in place. The result: Significant pain or discomfort.

Another issue that can arise is that when one or more wisdom teeth are positioned sideways, they push on back molar roots. They may cause the shifting of nearby teeth, which is never ideal, but particularly when a patient has had orthodontic treatment done.

What can happen when wisdom teeth become impacted?

While it’s unlikely that you’ll experience all these symptoms, chances are good that you’ll experience one or more of the following:

  • jaw discomfort or pain
  • teeth that begin to shift
  • gum and/or face pain
  • pain or difficultly opening your mouth
  • infection and/or swelling
  • gum disease and/or the development of bad breath
  • decay
  • cysts that grow on your jawbone.

While it’s difficult to know if and/or when your wisdom teeth will create oral health problems for you, digital x-rays can provide our team with insight. And rest assured that if we determine that these teeth will present a problem for you, we’ll suggest that they be removed before any complications arise.

Remember: Just because they’re called “wisdom” teeth doesn’t mean they’re wise to keep in place! At Smile Studio Dentistry of Baltimore, we’ll help you keep track of their growth, and advise on if and/or when they’re best removed. Call us today at (410) 469-7407 with any questions!

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Nearly all of us develop wisdom teeth and wish we didn’t. Most of us have them on each side of our mouth, upper and lower. Strictly speaking, they are our third set of molars. In fact, they are visitors from a previous life that have outlived their welcome and usefulness.