You or your child may benefit from getting wisdom teeth removal, especially if the teeth (otherwise known as third molars) have started to crowd your other teeth or if they have become impacted.
Your wisdom teeth are usually the final teeth to erupt, which often means there is no room left for these teeth to come in correctly. Without enough space, wisdom teeth can become stuck. These “impacted teeth” are unable to move up and out of the gum line, or even out of the bone, and align correctly with existing teeth. Even if these teeth are not impacted, they may still come in at an abnormal angle. Such cases often result in a host of problems, including:
- Decay of impacted or neighboring teeth
- Appearance of cysts, infection, or inflammation within the gum tissue
- Misalignment of teeth
- Interference with orthodontic procedures
- Damage to other teeth or even to the jawbone
Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and associates can examine your teeth and make a recommendation of wisdom teeth removal for patients in Laredo, Texas. We treat each patient as a unique case, and understand that each patient needs individualized evaluation and diagnosis. Please contact Planet Dental to book an appointment with our dentists at 956-242-4245.