Most people have wisdom teeth developed between the ages of 17 and 21. Because of the many issues with erupting wisdom teeth, these are the teeth most commonly missing in adult dentition. The majority of adults have a complete set of 32 teeth, making these third molars unnecessary for the proper function of speaking, smiling, or chewing. When talking about wisdom teeth removal in Tampa, Florida, preventing future dental problems is the key to good oral health. When you visit Gentle Dentistry, Dr. Angela Rasmussen or Dr. Amanda Del Cueto can detect, via dental imaging, if you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted.
Reasons For Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Even when your wisdom teeth erupt without any issue, there could be some underlying conditions, including:
- Inflamed gum tissue
- Increased pocketing
- Cyst development
- Developing cavities on teeth in front of the wisdom teeth
- Health issues related to the sinuses, including congestion, pressure, and pain
- Increased pressure on adjacent teeth, leading to bite issues
- Inadequate room for proper brushing and flossing
- Potential bone loss in the area of the wisdom teeth
There are a few ways that a wisdom tooth can erupt into the mouth – fully, partially, or impacted. When a wisdom tooth cannot erupt fully from the gums, a cyst can develop, damaging other tooth roots and bone structures in that area.
Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth?
When you come in for your examination, we will take images of your jaw, including an X-ray. This X-ray will allow Drs. Rasmussen and Del Cueto to see an overview of your mouth, entire jaw, location of your wisdom teeth, and any developing cysts surrounding these teeth. We will also be able to see at what angle the teeth will erupt so that we can take preventative measures to make sure we get the wisdom teeth removed before they can cause any pain, discomfort, or other issues. We work closely with certified oral surgeons in the Tampa, Florida, area who can perform wisdom tooth removal.
Call Us Today!
To learn more about wisdom tooth extraction, please visit our team at Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, Florida. To schedule a consultation, please call (813) 734-7102.