Wisdom teeth, they aren’t always so wise!
Wisdom teeth, so called because they come into your mouth when you are much older than all of your other teeth, and therefore are thought to be more “wise” can run into some problems along the way.
If your teeth are big, and your jaw is small, they simply wont fit. In these cases, they should be removed before they finish forming.
You might be wondering: why not let them form all the way and pull them if they cause a problem?
The reason is simple, if they are going to come in and be fine, our trained staff will tell you so and then monitor their progress as they come into the mouth. If they are not going to come in properly and get stuck (also called impacted), our staff will be able to tell because they have received special training in this particular field. When they see that a problem will arise in the future, they will recommend that you have your wisdom teeth removed before the problem develops all the way.
When you remove the wisdom teeth as small “buds”, the roots have not formed yet and the entire tooth is still small since it never finished forming. If you let the tooth form all the way, you will have large roots to extract as well and the healing process will be much more memorable.
If your wisdom teeth are starting to bother you, give our office a call to have our trained dentists look.