While most wisdom teeth erupt without difficulties, patients without enough space in their jaw for third molars can experience issues such as impaction or wrong-angle eruption. In these cases, Dr. Brian Tavoian can perform simple or complex wisdom tooth removal at our dental practice in Cedar City, UT. Extracting wisdom teeth can help prevent more serious issues from emerging and protect your overall oral health. Most often, Brian can detect concerns early with annual digital x-rays at scheduled examinations and perform the necessary treatment before the health of your smile is affected.
Common Issues with Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. When there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt properly, they can become trapped beneath the gum and bone, or against neighboring teeth. This is known as impaction and typically requires an extraction procedure.
When wisdom teeth are healthy, they can be an asset to your smile. However, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to health concerns if left untreated.
In addition, wisdom teeth can erupt twisted or at the wrong angle, which can threaten the stability of neighboring teeth. In some cases, wisdom teeth impaction can lead to serious concerns, such as pain, infection, decay, gum disease, or cysts. The best way to determine if your wisdom teeth need to be removed is to schedule a consultation at our office. We can take a series of digital x-rays and discuss the recommended course of treatment with you.