The Dangers of Wisdom Teeth

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The last set of molars in the mouth, called wisdom teeth, are troublesome. They are left over from a far off period of our history when our foods were tougher to eat and difficult to digest, so we don’t really need them anymore. On top of that, our mouths have changed shape, so if the wisdom teeth grow in wrong, they can cause all sorts of problems.

Since everybody’s mouths are different, their wisdom teeth will grow in in different, sometimes surprising, ways. They might grow in pressing up against the roots of one of the neighboring teeth, which can be very bad. Sometimes they only partially erupt, which can form a pocket where food gets trapped and decay can flourish.

Your dentist can help you determine if you need your wisdom teeth extracted, and Dr. Daniel Cannon will perform the surgery to remove them. Your x-rays will help him determine how to best extract your wisdom teeth. Our dentist will anesthetize around the tooth and extract it. If it’s impacted or hard to get out he may make it easier to remove by cutting the tooth into pieces.

If you or your teens need your wisdom teeth removed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, be sure to call Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 918-743-1351. We will be happy to help you.