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Your wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that grow in the back corners of your mouth. They generally start coming in between the ages of 17 and 25. You’ll notice pressure in the back of your jaw or gum swelling once your wisdom teeth begin to erupt. We’re happy to offer wisdom teeth extractions here at R&R Dentistry!

Why Do People Need Their Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Did you know that around 85% of adults will need to have their wisdom teeth extracted? There are multiple reasons why a patient would need theirs to be removed. Some of these may include:

  • They’re impacted
  • Your jaw is too small
  • They're coming in at the wrong angle
  • You have gum disease or cavities

Potential Problems Wisdom Teeth Can Cause

Generally, your wisdom teeth don’t pose any real threat unless they are impacted, or growing sideways. If this is the case for you, here are some of the potential problems you may experience if you don’t get yours removed.

  • Tooth decay
  • Bone loss
  • Tooth loss
  • Periodontitis
  • Damage to adjacent teeth

What to Expect During the Procedure

Before you come in for your wisdom teeth removal, you’ll need to already have your prescribed medication and a responsible adult to drive you to and from the appointment. You’ll be given general anesthesia and will be in a twilight stage during the surgery. We will cut into the gums and remove your erupting wisdom teeth. Everything should take around 45 minutes.

Do You Need Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Delray Beach, FL?

Do you need to have your wisdom teeth removed? R&R Dentistry is happy to assist! Don’t wait until they start causing problems to get them extracted. Call our office today and ask us about wisdom teeth extractions!

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