There’s No Need to See an Oral Surgeon for Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth usually begin appearing between the ages of 17 and 21. For many people, these incoming teeth pose no problems at all. Our dentists will keep an eye on them during your exams. If we notice issues, we will recommend removal. Problems that can occur include:

  • Impaction – Wisdom teeth are sometimes trapped in your jaw or under your gums. The result can be damage to the roots of other teeth or even to your jawbone.
  • Crowding – If there is not enough room for your wisdom teeth to come through comfortably, they can damage other teeth and cause alignment problems.
  • Partial Impaction/Appearance – Sometimes wisdom teeth don’t fully emerge. This makes it easier for bacteria to grow and cause infection, pain, and stiffness in your jaw.
  • Incorrect Position – Wisdom teeth that don’t come in straight create spaces for food to get trapped. This increases the chances for bacteria growth and tooth decay.

Call North Oaks Dental at 248-712-1522 today to find out if you need wisdom teeth removal in Royal Oak. You can also schedule online. Don’t let wisdom teeth problems damage your smile!