Did you know that nearly 5 million Americans have had their wisdom teeth removed?
The eruption of the wisdom teeth—also known as third molars—can lead to further dental complications like overcrowding and crooked teeth. Other issues include pain and swelling at the jaw, swollen or bleeding gums, bad breath, and problems opening the mouth. Since the third molars sit in the very back of our mouth, they tend to be a little more difficult to keep clean during our daily hygiene routine. This makes them more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay.
When you visit us at Milford Dental Excellence, we will determine the condition of your wisdom teeth—whether they are fully or partially impacted, how they are affecting the rest of your teeth, and any painful symptoms they are causing you—and we will also take an X-ray for a more accurate examination.
Removing wisdom teeth is a fairly standard procedure. We will provide general anesthesia to minimize the discomfort and, depending on the outcome of the initial assessment, our dentists will remove either one or two of the wisdom teeth or all four.
If you think you are suffering from the effects of wisdom teeth eruption, schedule with our dentists at Milford Dental Excellence today so that we can work with you to design an individual treatment plan.
I’ve been terrified about going to the dentist all my life, but Dr. Reineck and the whole staff at Milford Dental Excellence made my experience as easy going as possible. Everyone was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. They all went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of and comfortable. I would highly recommend this office!