Wisdom teeth are the last of the molars (also known as “the grinding teeth”) to erupt from the gum. They usually appear during your late teens and early twenties. And believe it or not, not all people develop these teeth while some have from one to four. At Felton Dental Care we provide the highest quality general dentistry in the Missoula area, including wisdom teeth removal and other extractions. This blog is just one way that we help to educate you on the topic.
Though some never experience any problems with these extra molars, many times wisdom teeth can create serious dental complications. If the wisdom teeth do not have the room to develop and erupt normally, they are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. An impacted tooth may never emerge from the bone and gum, emerge only partially, or come in sideways.
Impacted teeth can damage the adjacent molar, cause infection or trigger gum disease. Sometimes these problems cause no noticeable symptoms for some, while others experience constant or intermittent pain when opening their mouth, gum swelling, bad breath, and pain when chewing. To prevent serious complications, wisdom teeth are often removed.
Our friendly dental team at Felton Dental Care can provide you with information about the best course of treatment for your wisdom teeth extraction. We also provide sedation dentistry for any procedure if you have a fear of the dentist or just want to feel extra comfortable and relaxed during your treatment. We can also schedule your appointment for a vast array of dental procedures, including dental crowns, dentures, teeth whitening, veneers and many other cosmetic dentistry procedures.