Wisdom teeth is the colloquial term for your third molars, the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. Because the average adult mouth can only fit 28 teeth, the wisdom teeth are often unable to erupt properly from the gumline due to lack of space. The wisdom teeth may grow sideways, become stuck underneath the gums, or even become impacted, meaning they are stuck between the gums and bone. This can lead to multiple complications, including:
- Infected gums and soft tissues of the mouth
- Swollen or tender gums
- Damage to and pressure on the adjacent teeth
- Disruption of natural tooth alignment and orthodontic treatment
- Formation of tumors or cysts around the wisdom teeth
- Destruction of the jawbone
Dr. Knoll, our oral surgeon, may suggest wisdom teeth removal in Alameda, California to prevent these conditions and keep your smile beautiful and healthy. Together with our surgical team, Dr. Knoll will guide you through the steps he will take to extract, or remove, your wisdom teeth. We are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you and your family deserve. If you want to know more about wisdom teeth extractions, we invite you to call our office or stop by for a visit today. We are excited to care for your smile!