The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. For many people, there is not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow in properly. This often causes the wisdom teeth to grow in incorrectly (sideways or at an angle) or to become impacted (stuck in the jawbone and gum tissues). When the wisdom teeth cannot grow in correctly, several serious complications can occur, including:
- Damage to the adjacent teeth
- Infection in the gums and tissues
- The formation of cysts
- Tooth decay
- Interruption to the alignment of the teeth
To avoid these conditions, our knowledgeable dentists at Dong Won Kim Family Dental Care may recommend removing the wisdom teeth. They will first evaluate your smile and the positioning of your wisdom teeth to determine whether wisdom teeth removal is necessary. During wisdom teeth removal, we simply remove the wisdom teeth to ensure that your smile stays healthy and functional. Dr. Kim, Dr. Kim, Dr. Jun, and our entire dental team work hard to make certain that your wisdom teeth removal in Lawrence, Massachusetts is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. For more information on wisdom teeth removal and its benefits for your oral health, we welcome you to contact us today.