Wisdom Teeth Removal From Your Dentist in Arlington, TX

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  • Determine if your wisdom teeth require removal
  • Eradicate tooth and gum pain
  • Eat the foods you love again
  • Prevent issues with teeth shifting
  • Avoid problems such as tooth decay, cysts, gum disease, and more.

At Golden Rule Dental Care, we know that wisdom teeth removal is a necessary event for many people in their late teens or early 20s. Whether you’re looking to have yours extracted, are trying to help your son or daughter through mouth discomfort caused by the eruption of these large third molars, or you’re curious about whether leaving them intact is an option, we can help.

What are “wisdom” teeth?

Having earned their name because of the point of life they typically emerge, it’s thought that humans developed these teeth in prehistoric times to aid in grinding down foods. At that point, people had larger jaws to accommodate all four wisdom teeth, which appear in the back of each mouth quadrant. Over time, diets changed and wisdom teeth became unnecessary.

You may wonder why most people need to have them removed while some don’t. Many people have jaws that won’t accommodate four extra teeth once their permanent teeth have erupted, which causes impacted teeth (teeth that are trapped in the jawbone) that press against adjacent molars, causing shifting, pain, and issues with misalignment. That said, in rare situations, some people have their wisdom erupt without issue. Even in these cases, however, it’s important that close monitoring and special cleaning techniques are employed to ensure that problems don’t arise.

Is it necessary to remove my wisdom teeth?

As an Arlington, TX, dentist, we will often recommend the removal of wisdom teeth as a safe way to prevent a variety of oral health problems, including gum disease, tooth decay, cysts, and damaged teeth. Of course, every situation is unique and we invite you to schedule an appointment with us to determine the best course of action for your smile.

Call us today for a thorough examination!