The third molars, commonly known as the wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. For many patients, there is not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to properly erupt. When there is insufficient room for the wisdom teeth to erupt, they may become impacted, or stuck in the jawbone and gum tissue. The third molars may become impacted or begin to erupt at an incorrect angle or even horizontally. Wisdom teeth that are impacted or erupt incorrectly may cause serious oral damage and conditions, including:
- Periodontal disease (gum disease)
- Crowding and disruption of orthodontic treatment or natural tooth alignment
- Damage to the adjacent teeth
- Tooth decay
- The formation of cysts or abscesses
- Damage to the surrounding bone
Dr. Baaqee, our experienced dentist, often recommends wisdom teeth removal in Ocoee, Florida to prevent these conditions from developing. By carefully evaluating your smile and the position of the wisdom teeth, she will be able to determine whether the wisdom teeth should be removed. For more information on wisdom teeth removal and to schedule your consultation at Classic Smiles, we invite you to contact us today. We look forward to caring for your smile!