Why might Greensboro area patients require wisdom teeth removal?
Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, are the teeth that erupt through the gums later in the teenage or young adult years. They grow at the very back of the mouth. However, they can be extremely troublesome. For patients in the Greensboro area, wisdom tooth removal may be necessary to alleviate pain and discomfort, as well as problematic teeth that may increase one’s risk for periodontal disease.
Wisdom teeth have a tendency to cause several issues. Some wisdom teeth only partially emerge through the gum line, which can lead to pericoronitis, a bacterial infection. Some teeth may fail to erupt and may grow sideways, damaging other teeth and resulting in pain. In other instances, they may develop cysts that can damage gum tissue and bone. Additionally, they are at the back in the mouth and are difficult to clean, increasing the risk of periodontal disease. These problems may require patients to remove their wisdom teeth to bring their smile back to health.
Dr. Hatcher of Triad Dentistry can provide wisdom tooth removal when considered necessary. The procedure is done with proper anesthetics to ensure patients are comfortable before, during, and after the procedure is completed. Patients can speak with Dr. Hatcher about what they can expect from the surgery and talk about the recovery and healing process. Many patients undergo this procedure, and it is a common treatment done for patients throughout their teenage years and into adulthood.
Do you believe your wisdom teeth are causing problems? Are you worried that you may have a cyst or impacted wisdom tooth that may be the cause of pain and discomfort near the back of your mouth? If you need dental attention for a bothersome condition, our team can help. Contact Triad Dentistry today to schedule a consultation and examination appointment for a more definitive answer in regards to your dental concerns.