Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, mature during your late teens or early twenties. Often times the teeth will get stuck or impacted during the natural eruption process and need to be removed to prevent chronic pain and gum infections later in life. On occasion, the teeth will erupt perfectly straight but the mandible is simply not long enough to accommodate all the teeth which results in a similar condition. As a preventative measure, wisdom teeth may need to be removed to prevent overcrowding of other teeth and promote optimal oral health.
We know that removing wisdom teeth sounds scary causing some to delay treatment, but the consequence and health risks are minimal when impacted teeth are removed earlier in life rather than later. At Durango Dental we can help determine if you or your child is in need of wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Belt has extensive experience in caring diagnosing and treating impacted third molars and will help you answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Call our office today to schedule your wisdom teeth consultation.