Wisdom teeth can help you chew if they’re healthy and come through correctly. But problems can occur when they’re in the wrong spot or run out of space to surface.
Our Lone Tree dentists will examine your mouth and take x-rays to determine if you need to have your wisdom teeth removed. We perform wisdom teeth extractions in our office, so you won’t need a referral for an oral surgeon.
Preventive Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
Teens and young adults often have their third molars taken out to prevent future problems. Early wisdom teeth removal is ideal because the bones in your mouth get harder with age. That can make it more difficult to remove your wisdom teeth.
Did you know that some people are born without wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth removal is also done quite frequently as part of an orthodontic treatment plan. Teens may have their wisdom teeth removed before getting braces to preserve optimal alignment.
Common Problems That Require Wisdom Teeth Removal
Many people who keep their wisdom teeth will eventually run into problems. Your wisdom teeth may need to be removed if you experience any changes in your mouth, such as:
- Gum disease
- Damage to neighboring teeth
These problems happen for several different reasons. Wisdom teeth that don’t come through correctly or that aren’t in the right position can make it hard to floss, create a place for infection to occur, and damage nearby areas of the mouth.
Considerations for Keeping Your Wisdom Teeth
Even when wisdom teeth come in correctly, they can develop problems over time. That’s partly because they are so far back in the mouth that they are difficult to clean.
If you decide to keep your wisdom teeth, you’ll need to be diligent about brushing and flossing them and visit our dentists regularly. We will monitor your wisdom teeth and your overall dental health.
Schedule a Wisdom Teeth Evaluation Today
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. However, it can make sense for a lot of people. Our dentists will work with you to determine the best course of action.
Call 303-790-2323 today to schedule an appointment at Meadows Dental Group. We serve Lone Tree, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, and nearby areas of Colorado.