ARE YOUR TEETH FEELING A LITTLE EXTRA CROWDED LATELY? Perhaps it’s time for us to take a quick look at your wisdom teeth. Don’t worry, the myth that you’ll lose some wisdom if those four molars need extraction is completely false!

Wisdom teeth get their name from the time period in one’s life when they typically decide to emerge—however, there’s no connection to those late bloomers and your IQ (haha).

Here at our practice, we often get questions about wisdom teeth. While many people are certainly able to leave their wisdom teeth untouched, many people find that their wisdom teeth grow in sideways, only partly emerge, get trapped beneath the gum surface, or come up underneath existing teeth. All of these issues can lead to pain, damage, and costly repair on your other teeth. Leaving your wisdom teeth in can also cause erosion, infection, crowding and cysts. That’s why it’s important to have our team periodically look at them. And if there’s a problem, don’t postpone having them removed.

If removal is necessary, for those of you whose wisdom teeth have completely emerged, the removal process is relatively simple. For those of you whose teeth have not cleanly emerged, the process can become a little more complicated. We’ll be sure to answer your questions about your specific situation.

Here at our practice Dr. Brei will write you a referral to a specialist in Oral Surgery and help coordinate your appointment.  Dr. Brei will provide you with all the necessary information to help the recovery process go as smoothly as possible and your mouth will be healed in no time!

If you’re concerned about any pain associated with wisdom teeth extraction, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can answer your questions. We’d love to help.

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