Located in the back of your smile are your third molars, more commonly called wisdom teeth. They are the last teeth to erupt in your smile. However, there is often not enough room in your smile for your wisdom teeth to grow in properly, causing your teeth to grow in sideways or become impacted and get stuck underneath the gums and jawbone. This can lead to many dental complications, such as:
To guarantee your smile stays healthy and pain-free, Dr. Bansal and Dr. Jun, our seasoned dentists, offer wisdom teeth removal in East Boston, Massachusetts. We are committed to ensuring you have a comfortable, positive experience when you visit our office for wisdom teeth removal. Our office is equipped with the necessary anesthesia and sedation to numb your mouth and help you feel relaxed. After removing your wisdom teeth, we will guide you through each step of the healing process. For more information about this treatment, we welcome you to contact our friendly dental team at East Boston Dental & Orthodontics. We look forward to taking care of you and your family!
Wisdom teeth are a common name for your third molars. These are the last set of molars to develop and generally appear in your late teens or early twenties. Quite often there isn’t enough room in the jaw for wisdom teeth to grow in normally and they may not be properly aligned. In some cases, wisdom teeth remain under the surface growing at an angle towards the front of your mouth. As they continuous to grow, they push against the second molar potentially causing damage. The pressure can also continue on to other teeth causing them to shift and become crowded. When only a portion of a wisdom tooth breaks through the gums, this area can be difficult to clean. Food and bacteria can easily become trapped around the tooth and under the gum, causing plaque to build up, leading to decay and infection. Decay that occurs in the wisdom teeth can easily spread to the neighboring second – molars causing problems to cascade. There are a number of signs that there may be problems related to your wisdom teeth. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should discuss them at your next dental appointment. It is also important to know that if you don’t experience these symptoms, it does not mean that your wisdom teeth aren’t a concern. Decay and gums disease can still occur without any obvious signs. Dental x-rays, (along with regular cleanings and checkups), can uncover any underlying issues associated with your wisdom teeth.