Wisdom teeth normally come in between the ages of 17 and 25, but unfortunately, because there’s usually not enough room in the mouth at that point, they often become impacted, causing pain and various oral health problems. Dr. Courter has routinely performed wisdom tooth extractions for 25 years; he’ll make sure you stay comfortable during this often-necessary procedure. If you have concerns about you or your child’s wisdom teeth, contact our dental office today to discuss the need for wisdom tooth extractions in Midland, TX.
Why Choose Dr. Michael Courter for Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Knowledgeable, Experienced Dentist
Prevent Long-Term Oral Health Issues
How Do I Know If My Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
Some patients actually don’t need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. If the teeth can erupt without issue, it’s safe to keep them as long as you can clean them properly. However, they’ll normally need to be removed if you notice any of the following symptoms:
Impaction: Wisdom teeth that don’t have enough room to emerge from the gums can cause all kinds of problems, including jaw pain and stiffness, swollen or bleeding gums, and difficulty opening your mouth.
Misalignment: If your wisdom teeth take up too much space, they can crowd the other teeth, causing crookedness and bite problems.
Cavities and Gum Disease: Wisdom teeth can create areas in the gums where bacteria and food particles are easily trapped, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum inflammation.