Most of your teeth are invaluable, but the third molars (also called wisdom teeth) that erupt around the ages of 17 to 25 often end up causing a lot more harm than good. In many cases, Dr. Nguyen may decide that these unnecessary teeth should be removed in order to prevent pain and oral health issues. If you or a young adult in your family is around the age where the wisdom teeth might start to appear, call Legacy Dentistry today.
Wisdom teeth that become trapped under the gums can cause high levels of discomfort. They can also lead to other problems if there’s not enough room for them in the mouth. For example:
Some patients can keep their wisdom teeth without any problems, but if we think the above complications are likely, it’s better to have an extraction performed and avoid the long-term issues altogether.
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