Wisdom tooth are the last molars to emerge. Sometimes be of lack of jaw space, wisdom tooth emerges sideways or become impacted, which can result in extraction. Wisdom teeth usually appear in teens or early twenties. When wisdom tooth is impacted, it may need to be removed otherwise it can cause gum tenderness, swelling, or even severe pain.
The easiest way is to count your teeth, if you have more than 28 teeth in your mouth, that means you have more than 1 wisdom tooth. If you can see any wisdom teeth, that means they are still under your gum. In case wisdom teeth are not visible, the Dentist will need to take an X-Ray to see the wisdom teeth.
Wisdom tooth removal is required if they threaten your oral heath in any way. If the wisdom tooth are impacted or they are developed sideways threatening the neighboring teeth, extraction maybe be required.
Wisdom teeth don’t always need to be removed. Some people’s mouths are large enough to accommodate their growth, and others have wisdom teeth that don’t come close to erupting. Please contact our dentist to know if an extraction is required.
It is never too late to have your wisdom teeth removed. Dr. Sidhu can examine your back molars and offer recommendations regarding removal. If they are causing pain or discomfort, have cavities or are causing inflammation, it may be in your best interest to have them removed before they cause any more damage to your oral or general health. We service families in Riverbank and the following cities of Modesto, Oakdale, Escalon, Salida and Ripon