Wisdom Teeth Removal in Framingham, MA
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are known to create lots of complications if not taken care of properly. Based on contemporary diets and the consequential evolutionary anatomical changes in the size of a human jaw, many young adults suffer from a lack of sufficient room for the full eruption of wisdom teeth. Those wisdom teeth become impacted wisdom teeth and can cause a variety of complications:
- One of the most painful conditions associated with wisdom teeth is the development of an infection with discomfort, pain, swelling, and limited mouth opening. This is a painful condition that often causes a dental emergency and can be potentially life threatening.
- Impacted wisdom teeth can cause cavity and bone loss damage to an adjacent molar due to the difficulty of maintaining this far back area clean.
- Oftentimes, the crowding of front teeth can happen as wisdom teeth are trying to erupt and are pushing forward other teeth.
In general, due to concerns with sufficient room for full wisdom teeth eruption or braces considerations, impacted wisdom teeth ideally should be removed between the ages of 17 and 25. This is when the capacity for healing is best and there is a lower chance of complications. It is also a way to protect adjacent second molars before damage occurs to them.
In those young adults whose jaw size can accommodate fully erupted wisdom teeth, there is no need to take wisdom teeth out, as they can be kept and maintained like any other healthy teeth.
Please contact us at Star Smile Dental Center for an evaluation of your wisdom teeth so you can make sure that they are not of any concern or take care of them if needed. Oftentimes, we are able to take care of your wisdom teeth the same day. Our patients value a dentist who can take care of their wisdom teeth with the gentle touch that Dr. Kathryn is known for.