Wisdom teeth, which are usually the last four teeth to erupt in the mouth, often need to be extracted. In many cases, there is not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to properly erupt. If the wisdom teeth do not erupt properly and are not extracted, they may cause a number of dental health problems, such as:
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Tooth decay
- Red, swollen, and painful gums
- Overcrowding of the teeth
- A wisdom tooth becoming impacted (stuck in the jaw) and never breaking through the gums
Your experienced Grand Rapids, Michigan dentist, Dr. Ostrowski, recommend that you have your wisdom teeth removed before any of these dental problems occur. At Gaslight Village Family Dentistry, we ensure that each dental treatment, including wisdom tooth extraction, is painless and comfortable. For more information on wisdom teeth extraction and to schedule your consultation with our dentists, we invite you to call or visit our dental office today!