Wisdom Teeth

Things to Know About
Wisdom Teeth

As a child, you probably heard the terms “baby teeth” and “permanent teeth.” Your third molars, which are more commonly referred to as your wisdom teeth, are the last of your permanent teeth to appear, typically somewhere between the ages of 16 to 25.

In some cases, wisdom teeth either never appear or have enough room to develop in a safe fashion. If you fall in that range, you won’t have to worry about having your wisdom teeth removed. However, for many people, wisdom teeth will appear and will be impacted, meaning they either grow at an angle or stay trapped within the jawbone, necessitating their removal.

The Importance of Removing Wisdom Teeth

Of course, if your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, you understand the urgency of removing them. Sometimes though, it’s not pain that is the telltale sign, but rather it could be a host of other indicators, including but not limited to periodontal disease, tooth decay in the third molars, trapped food behind the third molars or problems caused to other teeth due to the angle of your wisdom teeth. In some instances, it may be wise to be proactive regarding wisdom teeth extraction, as it could prevent future pain and complications from occurring.

Wisdom Teeth Surgery

If your wisdom teeth are growing and need to be removed, the experts at Genesee Dental are here to help. We make things as comfortable as possible for our patients, and we have years of experience extracting wisdom teeth. Patients are provided with an anesthesia for surgery; after the surgery is complete, it’s essential to follow your dentist’s instructions to help expedite your recovery. The instructions include things to avoid, such as smoking, that could delay the healing process.

If your wisdom teeth are giving you trouble or you want to know if wisdom teeth removal is the right procedure for you, schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (585) 343-1113.

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