July 11, 2017

Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the very back of your jaw. Because of their location, and the fact they are the final teeth to emerge, there is often not enough room in the mouth for them to come in properly. This leads to problems, and removing them is usually the best answer. In order for the procedure to be done correctly, it is important to find a periodontist in Longview, TX.

Issues With Wisdom Teeth

When emerging into the small space, wisdom teeth often grown horizontally or at various angles in the jaw. This can lead to teeth that:

  • Emerge partially – this can result in bacterial accumulation which leads to oral infection and gum disease.
  • Remain completely hidden – the teeth can become impacted in the jaw, which can negatively affect bone support and result in infection.
  • Crowd teeth – this can result in damage to neighboring teeth.

Any of these situations call for proper wisdom teeth removal in Longview, TX.

Benefits of Early Removal

Many dentists recommend wisdom teeth removal at a younger age. For most people, these teeth come in by late teens or early twenties, so having a consultation with your periodontist around that time is important. Not only do younger people heal faster after a surgical procedure, but it is also easier because the bone and roots are not fully formed. Those who wait to have them removed may experience significant changes in the jaw and teeth, such as:

  • Gum disease
  • Pain
  • Cysts
  • Tumors
  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Soft tissue infection

Make an Appointment Today

Although the removal of wisdom teeth is often recommended, there are situations in which they may not need to be. Make an appointment with Dr. Kovacs to discuss your oral health and the position of your wisdom teeth in order to make an informed decision.



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