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When is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

Your wisdom teeth are the furthest-back molars to grow into a person’s mouth. Most people have one in each corner of their mouth. The main reason wisdom teeth need to be extracted is because your mouth lacks enough space for them to grow straight. In cases where your wisdom teeth have so little space that they begin to grow in sideways, then your dentist in Bellevue, NE will diagnose them as impacted, and you will undoubtedly need them removed.

What to Look For as Wisdom Teeth Surface

As part of your routine dental exams and cleanings at Kennedy Dental, your dentist will watch how your wisdom teeth appear. If they are coming in crooked, then several problems could emerge as a result, including pockets for trapped food to decay, jaw pain, and potential crowding of your adjacent teeth causing misalignments.

An impacted wisdom tooth can even form a cyst, damaging nearby teeth roots and even gouging into the bone of our jaw.

Reasons to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

While every patient is unique, you may need your wisdom teeth extracted if you are experiencing one or more of the following:

  • Pain that radiates from your jaws out to your neck, head, and shoulders
  • Signs of infection, such as swelling and irritated gums
  • Cysts, tumors, or other tissue eruption near the back of your mouth
  • Pain in neighboring teeth, spacing that becomes tighter and tighter

Contact Our Bellevue, NE Dentist Office Today!

At Kennedy Dental, we will ensure wisdom tooth extraction is your best course through a complete exam and x-rays. If you are suffering from the symptoms listed above, don’t hesitate to call our dentist office at (402) 291-3535 and schedule a consultation at Kennedy Dental

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