Did you know that the last adult teeth to erupt come during the late teenage or early adult years? Before oral hygiene became important, these wisdom teeth (which are also known as third molars) compensated for any prior tooth loss. Nowadays, however, many patients don’t need these extra teeth. In fact, many simply don’t have the room, which can create a host of problems for your smile. If you or your child has wisdom teeth that may need to come out, give us a call. Dr. Gandhi can provide an honest evaluation and go through your options for wisdom tooth extractions in Murphy, TX.
Wisdom teeth are commonly extracted. At times, they have cavities or are impacted, meaning they are trapped in the jaw, which can cause excruciating pain. Sometimes they come out at the wrong angle which may damage neighboring teeth, or you may not have sufficient space in your jaw to accommodate your new molars. Sometimes it’s best to extract wisdom teeth if they have the potential of causing problems to avoid complicated treatments down the road.
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