Wisdom teeth. We don’t need them, yet we still have them. Most adults between 18 and 25 have between one and four of these large molars. Our modern jaws just aren’t sized to accommodate them, and modern dental care that preserves the health and function of teeth has eliminated the need for an “extra” set of molars.
When wisdom teeth begin their path to eruption, several problems can occur that impact the look, feel, and function of your smile. Fairbanks AK dentists Dr. Fred Bast and Dr. John Bast of Bast Dental Clinic perform comfortable wisdom tooth removal. Whether you want to proactively remove these teeth before problems begin or eliminate issues that you’re currently experiencing, make Bast Dental Clinic your choice for individualized care and quality wisdom tooth removal.
Whether wisdom teeth erupt or remain in bone or gum tissue, they can cause a variety of problems. Impaction occurs when these teeth become encased in tissue. Wisdom teeth can, essentially, become stuck in bone or gum tissue, producing pain, pressure, and infection.
Wisdom teeth that make it through the gum tissue to erupt into the mouth can crowd other teeth. A crowded smile can increase your risk of developing gum disease and dental decay. This is because overlapping teeth are harder to keep clean. They’re less than ideal aesthetically, as well, and they can wreak havoc with bite alignment.
X-rays will give your Fairbanks AK dentist needed information about the positioning of your wisdom teeth in order to map out a treatment plan that meets your unique needs. The doctor will explain the removal process and answer all of your questions. On the day of your wisdom tooth removal, we make sure that you’re comfortable and cared for. You’ll go home with information on what to expect and instructions on what to do.
Call today to schedule an appointment with Fairbanks AK dentist Dr. Fred Bast or Dr. John Bast or to get more information about wisdom tooth removal at Bast Dental Clinic.