Wisdom Teeth Removal

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The last four molars in the back of the mouth at all four corners are the wisdom teeth. These large teeth are the final teeth to arrive, and many people do not get their wisdom teeth until they are adults, usually between ages of 17-22. Unfortunately, the arrival of the wisdom teeth does not always go smoothly. In some cases, the wisdom teeth need to be extracted to preserve the best oral health. At The Smile Lounge, we offer wisdom teeth removal at our dental center in Grand Prairie.

For some people, wisdom teeth erupt with no problems. There is adequate room in the mouth, and they come in straight and without problems. For others, wisdom teeth cause multiple issues. If there is not enough space left for the wisdom teeth to emerge, they can shift and crowd the other teeth, causing misalignment. Some wisdom teeth become impacted in the gums and never emerge, or grow sideways out the front or back of the gums. Problem wisdom teeth can be painful, causing infections and other oral health problems.

Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Teens should be monitored for their wisdom tooth formation to determine if they may cause dental or orthodontic problems. In some cases, wisdom teeth may be removed as a preventive measure if there is minimal space in the mouth. While wisdom teeth can be removed at any age, it is much easier when they first arrive and the bone has not fully formed around the roots. Wisdom teeth can be removed one by one as needed, or some patients have all four removed at once. If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth or your teenager needs wisdom teeth removal, contact us at The Smile Lounge in Grand Prairie. We can schedule a wisdom tooth consultation with Dr. Daniels to discuss if you should consider removal. We accept most insurance plans and CareCredit and also offer sedation dentistry for wisdom teeth removal.
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