If you are having problems with your wisdom teeth, you are not alone. Since wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth, they are known to commonly cause problems, and frequently need to be extracted. At our dental practice, Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS, our top-notch dentist, Dr. Baruch B. Lifshitz, can provide you with useful source extraction, if necessary.
Since the wisdom teeth are generally the last teeth in the mouth to erupt, they are prone to developing or causing many problems when trying to emerge. The wisdom teeth are often called the third molars. Wisdom teeth often try to come in sideways, only partially erupt, or become trapped underneath the gums. When they become trapped they are said to be impacted. Wisdom teeth problems can be extremely painful for the patient, and can cause infection. Patients also may have facial swelling due to these wisdom teeth problems. Wisdom teeth may also end up pushing other permanent teeth out of place when they erupt into the mouth. This can be very detrimental to a patient’s bite because teeth that are in their proper places, or that have been moved there with orthodontic treatments, are now being pushed elsewhere. When any of these problems are occurring, it is important that you come to see our dentist for removal of your useful source. Wisdom teeth can even cause interruption in the way sinuses naturally function. Of course, if your wisdom teeth have fully erupted and you have not experienced any problems, it is unnecessary to see our dentist regarding your wisdom teeth. However, at the first sign of tooth pain, you will want to visit our dental practice so that our dentist can review your wisdom teeth and see if they need to be removed.
Our dentist will keep an eye on your useful source during your periodic dental exams, and let you know if they need to be extracted.