Your wisdom teeth, or third set of molars, start coming in between the ages of 15 and 25. Although this happens naturally, our modern jaws typically don’t have room for them. Our ancient ancestors needed them because our diet was much tougher back then and mainly consisted of roots and lightly cooked meats. Typically, an adult would have lost a set of molars by the time the wisdom teeth started erupting. Thanks to modern dentistry and cooking techniques, they are no longer needed, and in fact, can cause many problems that can affect a person’s entire smile.
That’s why Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics offers wisdom teeth extractions. Our specialist will perform your procedure in one visit to our Coppell office. And to make your visit more comfortable, we’re happy to talk to you about our sedation options. We want your experience to be as comfortable as possible.
Partially erupted wisdom teeth can give bacteria and germs a place to multiply, which could result in an infection and the formation of cysts. Tumors may even form. An erupting wisdom tooth can also cause crowding, pushing teeth out of their correct position as it tries to come in. This can lead to severe pain, swelling, and infection. Thankfully, these problems are avoidable with a simple extraction procedure.
Would you like to talk to our Coppell dental team about a wisdom tooth extraction procedure? Call Sandy Lake Dental & Orthodontics today. We serve Lewisville, Irving, Flower Mound, Carrollton, Arlington, Frisco, and the surrounding areas with quality, personalized dental care.