Need to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?
Only about 35% of the population never has to deal with wisdom teeth. Chances are you are not in that group, and by the time you or someone in your home reaches adolescence, those teeth will begin to erupt. If a member of your family has reached this milestone, our dentist and team are here to help. Call Sugar Land Dental Wellness at (281) 201-6333 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Emily Gardner for wisdom teeth removal in Sugar Land, Texas.
Of all your teeth, the wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, are typically the last to come in. As such, there is often not enough room in your mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow into. This may result in teeth which are unable to break through the gum tissues and jawbone (an impacted tooth), or teeth that grow in at the wrong angle. Wisdom teeth that have become impacted, or which are growing in incorrectly, can cause a number of different dental issues, including:
- Misaligned teeth or disrupted orthodontic treatment
- Infection and inflammation of the gums and soft tissues
- Damage to the surrounding teeth or tooth roots
- Damage to the jawbone
- Dental decay
If it is time for your wisdom teeth to begin growing in, or if your wisdom teeth have begun to cause problems for your overall oral health, our team will likely recommend wisdom teeth removal to address or prevent more serious complications. Our dentist will take your personal situation into account, including the current positioning of your teeth, when recommending treatment, and we will ensure the whole process is painless and comfortable. If you would like to learn more about wisdom teeth removal, feel free to call our office today. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for life.