Coast Dental St. Petersburg
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
in St. Petersburg, Florida
Most people have four wisdom teeth, and for many people, these never cause a problem. But for other people, it can be painful when these teeth emerge. In most cases, our dentist can remove wisdom teeth in the comfort of our St. Petersburg office. The dentist may refer patients to a Coast Dental oral surgeon for more complicated wisdom teeth extractions.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
“Wisdom teeth” is just another name for your third set of molars. They are typically the last teeth to make their appearance in the mouth. They often start to break through the gum line in people between the ages of 17 and 25. If there is room in the mouth and the teeth are coming in properly positioned, then there is rarely a need to remove the wisdom teeth.
Why Wisdom Teeth May Need to be Removed
Your St. Petersburg dentist may recommend removing your wisdom teeth if your jaw is not large enough to accommodate this third set of molars. If your dentist tells you that you have impacted wisdom teeth, it means the teeth are partially or completely trapped beneath the gum line. The wisdom teeth may be pressing against other teeth, which can cause those teeth to shift out of alignment. Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful and can create problems with speaking and eating. Extracting the wisdom teeth is often the best course of action.
If you’re experiencing discomfort, call Coast Dental St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg today at (727) 525-4499 to schedule a consultation. X-rays can show whether your wisdom teeth are causing the pain, and your dentist can advise you on whether you need wisdom teeth extractions at our St. Petersburg office or with an oral surgeon at one of our nearby dental offices.
Wisdom Teeth – To Be Or Not To Be Wisdom teeth, which typically make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 25, can cause significant problems when there is not enough room for them to grow in properly. As a person ages, the effects of retained and impacted wisdom teeth can be more consequential. This article reviews the issues associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed... Read Article