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You could take care of a problem now rather than living with it for decades.

When your wisdom teeth erupt that can be much more trouble than they are worth. This is why we are happy we can offer wisdom teeth removal for our patients in and around Huntsville, AL.

This procedure can be done painlessly at our practice, and it can keep you from having bigger pains throughout your life. Jennifer Perkins, DDS, is ready to help you or someone you love nip this problem in the bud.

Call 256-801-0002 now to learn more or to make an appointment.

Why You Should Care

A majority of people should have their wisdom teeth taken out. The reason is that the average person’s jaw is too small for these teeth, which are your third set of molars, to erupt correctly.

Maybe you are one of the people fortunate enough that your wisdom teeth erupt without any trouble. If you aren’t, you could be dealing with one or more of these issues:

  • Impacted teeth — When a tooth isn’t able to erupt fully, it becomes impacted. A fully impacted tooth remains below the gumline. A partially impacted tooth breaks the surface of the gum tissue but can’t come in completely.
  • Crowding of other teeth — Even if your wisdom tooth can fit, it will try to push through. That puts pressure on your existing teeth, which can lead to crowding. changes in your smile’s appearance, or pain.
  • Increased risk of oral health issues — These extra teeth in the back of your mouth can be difficult to clean even if they come in right. This can raise your risk of gum disease and cavities throughout your life.

Of course, you can have more than one or even all of these issues at the same time. That’s just another reason to get rid of wisdom teeth when it’s clear they could be a problem.

Be Proactive About Your Oral Health

We put a lot of emphasis on preventive care as part of our general dentistry. Routine cleanings are our way of removing plaque and tartar buildup (which lead to periodontal disease and tooth decay).

Your exams are equally important. During your checkups, we take digital X-rays to monitor changes in your teeth, including when your wisdom teeth are coming in. Typically, this happens when people are in their late teens or early 20s. This also is why we have a good idea whether your wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems for you.

If we notice that you’ve got problematic teeth, we will recommend removing them sooner rather than later. Yes, you will need to time to recover from this oral surgery. But that is nothing compared to a lifetime of oral health problems if you leave them in.

We make every effort to make your teeth extractions as comfortable as they can be. With the benefit of sedation dentistry, you can complete the surgery without pain. You may be a little sore during your recovery, but we’ll advise you on ways to keep that soreness to a minimum.

It’s also worth noting that the younger someone is when they have this procedure, the faster they can recover.

Don’t Take Chances

Leaving your wisdom teeth in your mouth can be risky. If we anticipate problems, you can choose to do something about it. Start by calling 256-801-0002 or contacting us online to request an appointment with Dr. Perkins in Huntsville.

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