Not everyone has wisdom teeth, but if you do there is a strong likelihood one or more of them may become impacted, which can lead to infection and the development of cysts, as well as damage neighboring teeth. Expert oral surgeons Michael Casillas, DDS; Michael Gissell Jr., DDS, MD; and LaVan Parker III, DDS, at San Antonio Surgical Arts are highly skilled at extracting wisdom teeth at their five state-of-the-art offices throughout San Antonio, Seguin, and New Braunfels, Texas. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
Your wisdom teeth are your third set of molars. Not everyone has them, or you may have some but not all four. Usually, your wisdom teeth come in during early adulthood, between the ages of 17-25.
Wisdom teeth are known for causing crowding. Dentists often recommend extracting them because as they begin to erupt they can start pushing your other teeth out of alignment. You might also need to have your wisdom teeth extracted if they are:
It is also beneficial to have your wisdom teeth extracted simply because they are difficult to take care of, especially if they are causing your surrounding teeth to crowd together. Since they are so far back in your mouth, you might not be able to comfortably brush and floss around them, which makes it easy for food, debris, and bacteria to get trapped behind them.