Wisdom teeth are the third molars that erupt in your late teens or early twenties. They’ve earned the name “wisdom teeth” because they appear later in life, but don’t be fooled into believing they’re wise. Despite the positive connotations of their name, wisdom teeth can end up causing problems for many people. If you’re suffering because of your third molars, our experienced dentists can help you with painless wisdom teeth removal near Carlsbad, CA.
Some wisdom teeth begin to emerge at an incorrect angle, which puts a lot of pressure on your other teeth. In the same way that braces slowly push your teeth into an ideal position, the pressure from wisdom teeth gradually shifts the rest of your teeth out of alignment and it’s not just crooked teeth you have to worry about. Misaligned teeth can cause lifelong jaw pain, headaches, and other issues.
Some people don’t have enough room on their jawbones for their wisdom teeth to erupt, resulting in impacted wisdom teeth that are trapped under molars or in the jaw bone. If not treated promptly, impacted wisdom teeth can cause numerous health issues, including infection and permanent damage to your bones and teeth.
Our dental team evaluates the state of your wisdom teeth as part of your regular 6-month preventative dental checkups. We will advise you to have your wisdom teeth extracted as soon as possible if they show signs of erupting incorrectly or being impacted. We want to help you avoid the early, painful signs of wisdom teeth problems.
If you experience any of the following symptoms between your preventative dental visits, schedule an examination with our 5-star-rated dentists to ascertain whether your symptoms are related to erupting wisdom teeth:
Our dentists at McElroy Smiles By Design specialize in painless wisdom teeth removal. During your appointment, your dentist will be happy to answer all your questions about wisdom teeth and tooth extractions. Your physical and emotional comfort are our top priorities! Call 760.621.7303 to request your appointment today! To learn about our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam, click here. We look forward to meeting you!
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