Wisdom Teeth Removal
At Haws Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of dental services that
will make receiving any type of dental care convenient. Have you ever
heard about wisdom teeth? If you have, it's probably because you've
known someone who has had them removed or you have heard your dentist
talk about them to you at your routine appointments. But why do we
remove people's wisdom teeth, and what purpose do they serve? Let's find
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are a set of molars that grow when most people are in their
late teens or early twenties. Some people never even get them, just
because they were born without them. But those who do have them can grow
in and act just like any other molar. But for many people, these teeth
grow crooked and misaligned causing problems with other aspects of their
What Kinds Of Problems Can They Cause?
● Wisdom teeth can create overcrowding of your teeth and push teeth
out of order. Overcrowding can be especially problematic if you've
had braces or other efforts made to get your teeth into perfect
● They can also cause damage to nerves as well as your jaw bone.
● Wisdom teeth can grow sideways, which can cause severe damage to
surrounding teeth and tooth roots. We call this "impacted teeth."
● If they have fully grown in, they are so far back in the mouth that some
patients find it hard to clean. Therefore, in some cases, wisdom teeth
collect a lot of plaque and bacteria and are a hot spot for decay to
● If there is not enough room for wisdom teeth to grow in, they will cause
the teeth to become overcrowded but might also cause them to break or
become damaged due to the pressure.
Why Get Them Removed?
Getting your wisdom teeth removed can help prevent pain, misalignment
of teeth, and more. We also recommend getting them removed because
patients might not have enough room to grow in properly. Plus, the
procedure is relatively short, and the recovery is quick.
How Are They Removed?
At Haws Family Dentistry, we work closely with our patients in
looking at their teeth and helping them determine when or if their
wisdom teeth will grow in. We offer panoramic x-rays in our office
to help us see the wisdom tooth growth process and know exactly when
to have them removed.
If your wisdom teeth have already broken through your gums, then the
tooth will be removed just like any other. If the wisdom teeth have
yet to break through, then a tiny incision will be made at the area
of the tooth, and we will remove the tooth in pieces. We use local
or general anesthesia to relieve and even eliminate all pain and
discomfort from the process. We can complete the entire procedure
After your wisdom tooth procedure is completed, you will experience
swelling and pain. We will give you a specific list of
post-procedure steps and guidelines to follow to ensure a healthy
and relatively painless recovery.
In our office, we make it a point to constantly check up on our
wisdom tooth patients to ensure that healing is happening and
If you've got wisdom teeth starting to come in or if you'd like to
remove yours before they start causing problems, then visit our
office today and get an appointment scheduled. At Haws Family
Dentistry, we've got a lot of experience working with wisdom teeth,
and we'd love to help you on your journey. Give us a call today!