Wisdom teeth usually come in between ages 16 and 24. They aren’t always troublesome, but they often are. We extract wisdom teeth at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville.
Wisdom teeth are sometimes called “third molars.” That’s because they really are: the molars furthest back in the mouth. For some people they never present a problem. Unfortunately, such people are in the minority.
Wisdom teeth have a tendency to grow in crooked or sideways. Sometimes they don’t break through the gums, but instead grow into them, or even into the jawbone. They can let in bacteria and cause infection.
These and other complications can be very painful. That’s why we often recommend extraction. When it comes to wisdom teeth extraction, the younger you are the better. By middle age they could have fused with the bone. Extracting them is still possible, but more involved.
If you’re having issues with wisdom teeth or any other teeth, please give us a call at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. People from North Waldorf, East Huntingtown, and South Laplata trust our general and family dentistry and other dental care. Schedule an appointment today!