Written by: on October 28, 2016 @ 2:33 pm

wisdomteethproblemWhen you are a teen or in your early 20s, you will likely develop your final set of molars known as wisdom teeth. These are also referred to as “third molars” because they are the third set that you develop. For some, the teeth never develop (so there is never a need for removal because these molars are not necessary for your smile). For many, however, the teeth grow in successfully but cause problems or develop unsuccessfully. As a result, the need for wisdom teeth removal is quite common. Curious why we might suggest the removal of yours? We have answers!

Reason #1: They Are Impacted

If your third molar is impacted, it is not making its way through your gum tissue. In some cases, it’s not thoroughly erupting from beneath your bone tissue. These teeth must come out to prevent discomfort, cysts, infection, and more.

Reason #2: They’re On A Dangerous Path

Though not impacted, your third molars may not be growing in a nice parallel fashion to the neighboring teeth. Instead, they might be crooked, developing along a path that heads directly for those nearby teeth. This can cause any number of problems (including damage and even misalignment!). Wisdom teeth removal will inhibit possible complications.

Reason #3: They’re Too Difficult To Clean

You might be a patient whose wisdom teeth grew in beautifully without a problem in the world. However, due to their location in the far back of your mouth, you might find that successfully brushing these teeth and flossing between and behind them is very difficult. When hygiene becomes too challenging, decay and infection becomes more likely. To protect your oral health, we may suggest wisdom teeth removal.


To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights, MI.

Catogories: Oral Surgery, Restorative Dentistry

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