Wisdom Teeth Removal
Some people have problems with their wisdom teeth when they arrive and must consider having them removed. The last four molars, two on the top and two on the bottom, are large and can be troublesome. If it is in the best interest of a patient’s oral health, Archie Gomez, DMD, at Sapphire Creek Dental in New Braunfels, TX, offers wisdom tooth removal.
Wisdom teeth usually arrive between the ages of 17-25 and are the last molars at the end of each set of teeth. Many times, they come in like all other teeth and are not a problem. However, some wisdom teeth grow incorrectly or the mouth is too crowded for their size. They can become impacted in the gums, grow sideways or push against other teeth, causing a wide variety of problems. When this occurs, it may be recommended that the patient requires wisdom teeth removal to relieve the problem.
Why Have Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
Wisdom teeth should be monitored during their growth period to determine if they pose a threat to a person’s oral health. If they are not growing in the right direction, are impacted or crowding other teeth, it may be recommended to have them proactively extracted. Wisdom teeth can cause infections, tooth misalignment and sinus problems. Plus, they are notoriously hard to keep clean due to their position and are often plagued with tartar and decay. Wisdom tooth removal can be the best solution to maintain a healthy mouth.
If you live near Seguin or New Braunfels, TX, and need wisdom teeth removal for you or your teen, contact us at Sapphire Creek Dental today. We offer safe wisdom tooth extractions at our office and have IV sedation available for the procedure. Our practice accepts most PPO insurance plans, and we have in-house financing available.