Wisdom Teeth Removal in Longmont, CO
Wisdom teeth (aka. third molars) usually start coming in during a person’s late teens or early twenties. Most adults will get 4 wisdom teeth, and while they do sometimes come in properly, generally wisdom teeth become impacted (a condition whereby the teeth fuse with the upper or lower jaw) or come in sideways, which can cause damage or dislocation of the gums and other teeth. It is therefor generally recommended that people have them removed as soon as possible. Should a wisdom tooth fuse with the bone, it may be necessary to perform a procedure called “bone removal” to extract the tooth. Additionally, waiting until later in life to remove wisdom teeth can increase the risk of cyst and tumor formation.
At Hover Dental Group, we recommend extraction of wisdom teeth as soon as it is determined that they have become impacted or before of the root is complete. Removing wisdom teeth later in life can present your dentist with a more complicated procedure. Increased bone density and the potential for jaw line bone loss can limit our removal options.