Poorly positioned wisdom teeth cause many problems. When they partially erupt through the gums, the pocket around the tooth can trap food debris and allow bacteria to grow. Progression of bacterial growth can lead to dental infections, gum tissue inflammation, and serious systemic problems. Additionally, poorly positioned wisdom teeth can also cause bone loss and decay around adjacent teeth, as well as disturb the alignment of your teeth. For all these reasons and more, it is important for your dentist to take note of your wisdom teeth development. If these teeth are coming in poorly positioned or if there is no room in your mouth for them to fully erupt, you can visit Monroe oral surgeons at Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery for wisdom tooth removal.
There is no common age at which wisdom teeth erupt in a patient’s mouth, which is why visits to your primary dentist for dental x-rays are important. These x-rays can tell our oral surgeons how developed your wisdom teeth are. The best time to remove wisdom teeth is before the roots have fully developed, as these teeth are smaller and shorter, and the surrounding bone is softer. Healing time is also shorter when wisdom teeth are removed by our Monroe oral surgeons before the roots fully develop.
After surgical removal of your wisdom teeth at Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery, the extraction site will heal. The tooth socket will fill with solid bone and the overlying gum tissue will become healthy and strong. Our oral surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques that results in less disturbance of the surrounding tissue and quicker, more comfortable healing. When it comes time to remove your wisdom teeth, don’t trust just any oral surgeon with this procedure, visit Ramapo Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgery located near Monroe, New York, where our oral surgeons have been recommended by hundreds of satisfied patients.