Wisdom teeth can cause several dental problems if they are not extracted. Removing wisdom teeth is often the best course for both long- and short-term oral health. Mooney Dental can assess your wisdom teeth and x-rays to determine the best wisdom tooth extraction solution for you.
Dental Problems from Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the last molars that grow in, and usually start to erupt (push up to come out of the gum) in a person’s late teens to early twenties. The mouth, however, usually doesn’t have the room to accommodate these extra teeth, and they can cause problems such as:
- Damage to surrounding teeth and bone
- Over-crowding and shifting of teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
Wisdom Tooth Removal & Healing Process
Wisdom tooth removal is effective for preventing future wisdom teeth problems and to address current pain or discomfort that wisdom teeth can cause. Dr. Mooney can evaluate how the wisdom teeth are developing and determine when/if they should be removed, and can help you find the best course of action. Call us today for information or to set up an appointment at our San Antonio, Texas dental office! Mooney Dental is proud to serve patients in the San Antonio, Texas.