While they do not make you smarter, your wisdom teeth may give you a new experience. These large molars are the last of your adult teeth to arrive, usually around the time you become an adult. The size and location of these four teeth can cause problems for some people, requiring wisdom teeth removal surgery. At Southern Oaks Family Dental Care, we offer minimally invasive wisdom teeth extractions at our dental center in Baton Rouge, LA.
Wisdom teeth are the large molars at the end of each arch of teeth. Most of these molars have four roots that provide them support in the jawbone. Many people receive their wisdom teeth with no trouble at all, just like the majority of their adult teeth. However, others have problems even before the molars arrive. Due to limited space in the mouth, some wisdom teeth can push against the existing teeth. This can cause teeth misalignment, pain and other problems.
Another concern with wisdom teeth occurs when they do not erupt correctly. Impacted wisdom teeth do not emerge completely from the gum tissue, or they may grow in the wrong direction. These types of complications can cause oral health issues, and our dentist may recommend that the wisdom tooth or teeth be removed.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction Surgery
If there are anticipated problems with wisdom teeth, it can be beneficial for them to be removed as soon as they arrive. Many people have their wisdom teeth extracted during their late teens or early twenties. It can be simpler to remove these large molars before the root structure is completely mature. However, wisdom teeth can be removed at any point after they arrive if they become diseased or damaged.
Our dentist and dental team offer a safe and calming environment for wisdom tooth removal procedures. We provide sedation dentistry for those who prefer extra help relaxing during their procedure. Before your wisdom tooth removal surgery, our dentist will discuss what to expect during and after your surgery and discuss the sedation options available. Many patients choose oral conscious or IV sedation if they are having all their wisdom teeth removed.
If you are considering wisdom tooth removal, contact us at Southern Oaks Family Dental Care in Baton Rouge, LA, to schedule a wisdom tooth consultation.