When it comes to wisdom teeth, patients often have a lot of questions about extraction. Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, takes the guesswork out of wisdom teeth removal and will help to put your worries to rest.
There comes a point in a young adult’s life when it seems as if everyone is having their wisdom teeth extracted. Some patients (and their parents) may wonder if it’s really necessary. While it’s impossible to predict whether a patient will eventually face dental complications from wisdom teeth, they are notorious for causing problems such as inflamed gums, sinus issues, and bite misalignment.
If you’ve had braces or other forms of orthodontics in the past, it’s important that you take precautions to maintain the longevity of your oral health. Otherwise, teeth can shift back to their previous positions, which puts you at risk for bite problems and other complications. The expert team at Family First Dentistry will perform wisdom teeth removal surgery to help preserve the results you enjoy from orthodontic treatments—including a straight and evenly spaced smile.
Wisdom teeth removal is also critical for people who may not have received any orthodontic care, because even if you have a healthy alignment now, teeth can shift significantly once these back molars move in. To prevent this from happening, wisdom teeth can be extracted during your teenage years, when your bones haven't quite finished hardening in your jaw. In fact, it may be significantly easier to undergo an extraction during your teenage years than it would be later in life, especially if complications develop.
The team at Family First Dentistry is committed to making wisdom teeth removal as comfortable as possible. If you live in the Anchorage area and would like to set up an appointment or discuss wisdom teeth extraction, call (907) 562-2820. You can also visit the family dentistry online to learn more about their complete range of services.