Wisdom Teeth Removal In Murray UT
Ever wonder why we have wisdom teeth that have to be extracted later? Centuries ago, humans may have needed extra teeth because of wearing, grinding, or tooth loss. Today, most of us don’t need the extra teeth, and wisdom molars can often become problematic.
For most people, wisdom teeth generally come in between the mid-teens to the mid-twenties. Adults usually have four wisdom teeth.
Do I Need To Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure because they often cause crowding and increase decay. Usually, wisdom teeth that have come in all the way are so close to the back of the jaw that food gets trapped. This can cause infections and tooth pain.
On occasion, an impacted wisdom tooth might not break through the gums. They may even come in sideways or facing backwards. If you experience problems with your wisdom teeth coming in, wisdom tooth extraction is often the best solution.
Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Painful?
Thanks to sedation dentistry, your wisdom teeth removal may be painless. Here at Salt Lake Dental Care, we will do everything we can to make sure that your extraction procedure is as comfortable and efficient as possible. Remember, having your wisdom teeth removed early on could prevent decay and pain in the future.
If you have dental anxiety, feel free to ask us about our sedation dentistry options.
Can I Talk To You About Having My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
We would be happy to have you come in for a consultation at our Murray, UT practice! Dr. Clint Blackwood can help you decide which treatment options will work best for you. Give us a call, or send us a quick note through the contact form on the right with any questions.
We treat patients all over the Salt Lake City area, including Sandy, Utah. For more information about the dental sedation options we provide alongside our wisdom teeth removal services, please visit our sedation website!