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Wisdom Tooth Treatments

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to emerge in the back of the mouth, usually during the late teens or early twenties. However, wisdom teeth often become impacted or don't have enough space to properly erupt, leading to various dental issues. In such cases, wisdom tooth treatments may be necessary. Treatment options for problematic wisdom teeth include extraction and management of associated complications.

impacted wisdom tooth illustration
dentist examining impacted wisdom tooth

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common procedure performed to remove impacted or problematic wisdom teeth. The extraction process involves numbing the area with local anesthesia, followed by the careful removal of the tooth through a surgical procedure. Wisdom tooth extraction is typically performed by an oral surgeon or a dentist with experience in oral surgery. In cases where the wisdom teeth have fully erupted and can be properly cleaned and maintained, they may be retained and closely monitored for any potential issues. Regular dental check-ups and X-rays are important for monitoring the health of wisdom teeth and detecting any potential problems. If complications arise, such as infections, cysts, damage to neighboring teeth, or overcrowding, appropriate treatment measures will be taken to address these issues and maintain oral health.

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