Relief from the Pain and Discomfort of Third Molars
Your final set of teeth to erupt are the third molars; otherwise known as “wisdom teeth.”
Although wisdom teeth do not inherently cause problems, there are conditions that can make them predisposed to complications in some cases. Some of the primary reasons why we remove wisdom teeth include:
- Crowding the Teeth
- Pain or Swelling
- Decayed, Partially Erupted Teeth
If your wisdom teeth do not have enough space to come in, they may push against the teeth next to them. This causes crowding throughout the mouth or even damage to those teeth. Or, the tooth may only partially erupt and due to difficulty keeping it clean, it can quickly develop cavities or gum disease. Because infections like these spread to other teeth quickly, removing the tooth may be the best proactive measure to take.
Do I Need Them Removed?
Dr. Speckman performs limited wisdom tooth removal services in our Ventura, CA dental office. After taking an x-ray and performing an exam, he can let you know whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed or not.
Most people notice their wisdom teeth coming in sometime between their teens and 20s. If you suspect that your wisdom teeth are causing you or your child pain, call Speckman Dental today! We offer gentle and comfortable dental extractions that will relieve you of the pain and discomfort of crowded teeth.