The wisdom teeth residing deep within the gums at the back of your mouth are a residual set of third molars. They are left over from a time in human evolution when our ancient ancestors survived on a diet of tough roots and other hard foods. In the modern age, these teeth now pose a threat to your long-term oral health. Having them removed at VIP Smiles prevents future complications.
Many people suffer from one or more impacted wisdom teeth. When this happens, the tooth lays at an angle, which prevents it from emerging from the gums or there isn’t enough room at the back of your mouth. Without timely extraction, this can cause significant damage to the roots of your back molars.
Even if one or two wisdom teeth emerge from the gums without complications, they will still need to be brushed and flossed regularly to prevent complications from tooth decay and gum disease. This can be especially troublesome because the wisdom teeth are often difficult to reach and clean.
As a general rule of thumb, your dentist, Dr. Shad Ingram, often recommends having wisdom teeth extracted as a preventative measure. While there is no hard and fast rule on the age they should be extracted, he routinely suggests waiting until all of your baby teeth have been completely replaced by your permanent teeth.
If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth in Syracuse, Utah, you should call 801-776-3000 to schedule a consultation at VIP Smiles.