Wisdom teeth usually come in between ages 16 and 24. They aren’t always troublesome, but they can be. At The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale UT, we offer wisdom tooth extraction.
Wisdom teeth are sometimes called “third molars.” That’s because they really are; they’re the molars furthest back in the mouth. For some people, they never present a problem. Unfortunately, such people are in the minority.
Wisdom teeth have a tendency to grow in crooked or sideways. Sometimes they don’t break through the gums, but instead grow into them, or even into the jawbone. They can let in bacteria, cause infection, and even cause pain.
This is why we often recommend extraction. When it comes to wisdom teeth extraction, the younger you are, the better. By middle age, the wisdom teeth may have fused with the bone. Extracting them is still possible, but more involved.
If you’re having issues with wisdom teeth or any other teeth, please give us a call at The Fort Union Dentist in Midvale UT. People from Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, Murray, and Sugar House trust our general dentistry and dental care. Request an appointment today!
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