Dr. Clemens can help remove impacted or problem causing wisdom teeth.
- Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to develop and appear in your mouth. They come in between the ages of 17 and 25.
- Wisdom teeth may not need to be extracted if they grow in completely and are healthy. They do, however, require regular, professional cleaning, annual check-ups and periodic X-rays to monitor for any changes.
- When a tooth doesn’t fully grow in, it’s “impacted”–usually unable to break through the gums because there isn’t enough room.
- An impacted wisdom tooth can damage neighboring teeth or become infected. Because it’s in an area that’s hard to clean, it can also invite bacteria that lead to gum disease.
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