The oral surgery we perform at Sunbury Plaza Dental includes extractions, the removal of wisdom teeth, placement of implants, and other services.
Wisdom teeth are great when they are healthy and properly positioned. Often, however, many people have problems that require their removal. When the jaw isn’t large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth, they can become impacted (unable to come in or misaligned). Wisdom teeth may grow sideways, emerge only part way from the gum or remain trapped beneath the gum and bone.
Extraction of wisdom teeth is generally recommended when:
- Wisdom teeth only partially erupt. This leaves an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection. Pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness can result.
- There is a chance that poorly aligned wisdom teeth will damage adjacent teeth. A cyst (fluid-filled sac) forms, destroying surrounding structures such as bone or tooth roots.
If you still have your wisdom teeth, ask us to check the health and positioning of your wisdom teeth. We may make a recommendation for removal or give you a clean bill of wisdom teeth health. If you have any other questions about implants and how they might improve your style, give us a call, we would love to discuss the options for you.