July 7, 2014

Filed under: Practice — Dr. Buck @ 2:25 am

When it comes to deciding whether or not to have wisdom teeth extracted, there are a number of factors to consider. While some individuals have enough room in their dental arches to accommodate all their wisdom teeth, those with smaller jaws often find that their wisdom teeth erupt improperly. As a result of coming in crookedly, their third molars are difficult to brush and floss, which can lead to increased risk of gum disease and cavities. To avert these potential problems, some patients elect to have their wisdom teeth extracted. However, some people do not realize that their wisdom teeth are impacted (trapped beneath the gums) until an x-ray indicates as much. If so, a consultation with the dentist is needed.

Many times wisdom teeth — the third molars in the very back of your mouth — do not have room to grow properly, which can cause problems. Erupting wisdom teeth can grow at various angles in the jaw, sometimes even horizontally. For more information about our dental services, we invite you to call DISTINCTIVE SMILES OF DUBLIN today. We would like to increase dental awareness and stress the importance of regular dental care. It’s never too late to start good oral hygiene. Remember that nothing is more economical than regular dental checkups. For gentle compassionate dental care, call 614.792.1800 to schedule an appointment. We’re located at 5142 Blazer Parkway, Dublin. Creating Healthy Beautiful Smiles.

P.S. Wisdom teeth (third molars) are the last teeth to erupt, usually somewhere between the ages of 14 and 21.