Eventually, all but a few people deal with the eruption of wisdom teeth. Unless you or your child are one of those lucky few, wisdom teeth will become a reality sometime in the late teens or early 20s. If someone in your home needs a wisdom tooth extraction in Jacksonville, FL, call us at 904-620-9225 and speak with one of our team members about scheduling a visit with our dentist, Dr. James J. McCall
Wisdom teeth are commonly known as third molars. They are often the last teeth to erupt from the gumline, and as such, the mouth usually does not have enough space for the wisdom teeth to grow in properly. If the wisdom teeth cannot fit, they may grow in at an odd angle or become impacted, a condition where teeth cannot grow through gum tissues and the jawbone. This may lead to several harmful dental conditions, such as:
- Teeth misalignment
- Damaged jawbones
- Tooth decay
- Oral cysts
- Damaged surrounding teeth
To avoid these complications, our dentist may recommend having your wisdom teeth removed. Your mouth and bite will be carefully examined by our dentist to see if wisdom teeth removal is necessary for the health of your smile. If it is, we will consult with you so that you know what to expect before, during and after your wisdom teeth removal. The procedure itself should be quick and efficient to help ensure you have a positive dental experience.
Give our dental office a call today to schedule a consultation with our dentist and see if wisdom teeth removal is right for you. We are dedicated to your smile and are happy to answer any questions you have about your dental care.