The Reasons We Extract Wisdom Teeth

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The wisdom teeth, or the third molars in official terminology, are a remnant from human history when our foods were more difficult to chew and harder to digest. Our jaws have changed and shortened since then, so the wisdom teeth can often grow in improperly and cause a number of different problems for oral health.

Everybody’s situation is different, and the wisdom teeth can try to grow in in surprising ways. Sometimes they can try to grow in sideways and end up affecting the growth of the second molars. They can only partially erupt, which leaves a bit of gum tissue on top where food can get caught and it’s easier for the tooth to decay.

Your dentist can help you determine if you need your wisdom teeth extracted, and Dr. Michael Shnayder will perform the surgery to remove them. Your x-rays will help him determine how to best extract your wisdom teeth. Our dentist will anesthetize around the tooth and extract it. If it’s impacted or hard to get out he may make it easier to remove by cutting the tooth into pieces.

If you or your teens need your wisdom teeth removed in Omaha, Nebraska, be sure to call Village Pointe Oral Surgery at 402-317-5657. We will be happy to help you.