Many patients do not have room for one or more of their wisdom teeth to grow properly because wisdom teeth are the last four adult teeth to grow in the mouth. Wisdom teeth typically erupt sometime between the early teens to the early twenties. However, wisdom tooth problems can occur all the way into your thirties. If you are having issues with your wisdom teeth in Lincoln, NE, call our team to schedule your visit today!
Reasons for Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Many patients will need to have at least one wisdom tooth extracted to avoid damage to their smile, but multiple extractions are very common. There are a variety of reasons a wisdom tooth extraction may be necessary, including the following:
- Damage to nearby teeth
- Tooth infection
- Impacted tooth
Do I Need my Wisdom Teeth Removed?
The best way to find out about the condition of your wisdom teeth is to schedule a visit with our dentist. An exam and x-rays will give your dental team valuable information regarding the position and condition of your wisdom teeth. Depending on the condition of your smile, you may only need one or a few wisdom teeth removed. Other patients may need all wisdom teeth to be extracted for the health of their smile. Your dentist can go over the best options for your smile and give you the best recommendations for your wisdom teeth.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom tooth removal can range from a simple extraction to surgical removal. The type of extraction will be determined by factors such as the position of your tooth, if your tooth has fully erupted or if your tooth is impacted. Your dentist can help you understand which type of extraction will be necessary. Wisdom tooth extractions are very successful and can help you avoid problems with your smile. Addressing wisdom tooth problems early can save you from tooth pain, swelling and discomfort.