Wisdom teeth are given their name because they erupt through the gum line between the ages of 17 and 25. Most people simply don’t have the space in their jaws to accommodate these extra teeth, which is why they call our dentists in Cascade and Grand Haven. Since wisdom teeth form around age 10, our dentists are able to take X-rays to determine how they’ll erupt. That way, impacted wisdom teeth can be extracted before they reverse orthodontic progress or crowd teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth come in at an angle, which compromises the positions of other teeth. If you had years of orthodontic treatment, the last thing you’d want is to undo all the progress that was made to give you a beautiful healthy smile.
Who Needs Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
Keep in mind that not everyone needs wisdom teeth extraction. If your wisdom teeth are coming in straight and your jaw is big enough, you may be able to keep your wisdom teeth. However, if you experience any wisdom tooth pain, call our office immediately for emergency dental care. Sometimes impacted wisdom teeth can get stuck beneath the surface of your gums, increasing your risk of inflammation or infection. In this situation, our dentist would recommend wisdom teeth removal.
Our West Michigan family dentists provide quality dental care to patients of all ages. With five convenient West Michigan locations, we have the capability of handling all of your family's dental needs. Call MI Smiles Dental Grand Haven at (616) 842-1188, MI Smiles Dental Cascade at (616) 974-4990, MI Smiles Comstock Park at (616) 784-3515, or MI Smiles Grand Rapids at (616) 942-2870 today, or schedule your appointment online.