Wisdom teeth are your third molars that erupt between your late teens and early twenties. While not all patients need their wisdom teeth extracted, those that do will need to see one of our dentists in Novi, MI. We will be able to track the trajectory of your molars before they come through the gums. That way, you’ll be able to avoid complications from impacted teeth.
Don’t ignore wisdom tooth pain! This could be a sign that your wisdom teeth are trapped beneath the surface of your gums. Often, patients need wisdom teeth removal when their molars are coming in crooked or there isn’t enough room in the jaw to accommodate the extra teeth. Either way, our dentists will be able to examine your mouth and take X-rays to determine your next steps.
If you feel pain or discomfort once your wisdom teeth start erupting, call our office as soon as possible. Our dentists will be able to determine if you need extraction. Feeling pain or pressure near your wisdom teeth is often a sign they need to be removed before causing more problems.
It’s important to remember that each patient is different. For example, you may be able to keep your third molars if they come in straight and there’s enough room in your jaw. Otherwise, you’ll need to schedule an appointment to have these third molars extracted.
It’s best for our dentists to remove the impacted teeth before they push other teeth out of place. Impacted teeth can also get stuck under the gums, creating a pocket of infection. Our dentists remove impacted teeth before this happens, safeguarding your oral health.