Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Glendale, AZ
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. However, about 35% of the population does not develop wisdom teeth at all. These teeth are notorious for affecting other adjacent teeth as they develop and are extracted to prevent problems.
When a tooth is unable to fully enter the mouth, it is said to be impacted. In general, impacted teeth are unable to break through the gums due to overcrowding. Nine out of ten people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth.
Wisdom teeth are extracted for two general reasons: either they have already become impacted, or they could potentially become problematic if not extracted. Potential problems caused by the presence of properly grown-in teeth include infections caused by food particles that are easily trapped in the jaw area behind the teeth where regular brushing and flossing is difficult and ineffective. Such infections may be frequent and cause considerable pain and medical danger. Other reasons wisdom teeth are removed include potential crowding and misalignment of the remaining teeth as well as irritation of the tongue or cheek that cause pain.
Dr. Sekandari would be happy to meet with you. Call Reel Dental today at 623-934-7606 to schedule an appointment.