The simple truth is that most people need their wisdom teeth extracted. At Signature Smiles Family Dentistry, we make it a point to make your wisdom tooth extraction as trouble-free and comfortable as possible. The professionals in our office have years of experience in performing wisdom tooth extractions and know the best methods to ensure a smooth procedure and speedy recovery.
There are a number of theories as to why our jaws can’t support wisdom teeth. One prevailing opinion is that our modern diets don’t wear our teeth down as much as diets in the past did, resulting in crowding and impacted wisdom teeth.
Another theory is that our modern diets don’t provide the nutrients required for proper jaw development, resulting in a stunted jaw that simply can’t accommodate all of the teeth inside. It is argued that these nutrients are found in raw foods common in ancient diets.
No matter the cause, the result is the same: removing wisdom teeth is a straightforward process that can greatly reduce the risk of significant dental health problems down the road.
Removing wisdom teeth is a preventative measure that helps you avoid major complications in the future. One of the main reasons we remove wisdom teeth is to protect your other healthy teeth. When wisdom teeth erupt, the force alters your bite and can create an area where food can get caught, often resulting in infection and decay.
No one is better qualified to give you advice about your wisdom teeth than the dentists at Signature Smiles Family Dentistry. If you have questions about wisdom teeth removal, call our office today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you with your wisdom teeth.