In the ancient past, tooth loss was much more common, so around the late teens or early twenties, a person would get their wisdom teeth to replace the molars that likely would be missing. Thanks to advances in dental care, people keep their teeth much longer these days, so the wisdom teeth are no longer needed. Now, when they come in, they tend to cause nothing but problems due to a lack of room within the mouth. Removing them is usually the best way to help a patient, and we can provide this procedure right here at Creating Smiles, PC. Now, local families can get wisdom tooth extractions in Valparaiso, IN without having to visit an outside specialist.
As the wisdom teeth come in, they tend to become stuck, or impacted, within the gums and jawbone. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, and if any of these sound familiar, be sure to contact our dental office before they become worse: