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By S. Clint Hudson DMD, MD, LLC
May 24, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: wisdom teeth  

Though not everybody has issues with them, wisdom teeth are often a source of pain and discomfort. In many cases, an oral surgeon recommends wisdom teeth extraction to prevent related issues and treat the existing problems, especially if the wisdom teeth are Wisdom Teethimpacted. Do you need your wisdom teeth removed? Find out with help from Dr. Clint Hudson at his oral surgery office in Huntsville, AL.

What are wisdom teeth? 
Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that most often erupt through the gums in a person’s late teens. They often do not have enough room to grow in and end up growing into their positions incorrectly, causing pain or discomfort, and, in some cases, infection. More often than not, wisdom teeth require removal by an oral surgeon.

Reasons You May Need Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth erupt from the gums last after the other teeth are already in their final places. Often, the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow in, resulting in them being misaligned, impacted in the soft gum tissue, or partially erupted and susceptible to infection. Your dentist or oral surgeon may suggest removing your wisdom teeth before they begin to erupt to avoid any issues altogether.

What can I expect from the procedure for wisdom teeth extraction? 
Depending on the position, location, and problem with your wisdom tooth, your oral surgeon may recommend different methods of extraction. Your oral surgeon can extract a fully erupted wisdom tooth using the same conventional extraction methods as they would on any tooth. A wisdom tooth which has grown in partially erupted or impacted will require oral surgery to remove the tooth, whether in several smaller pieces or as a whole.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Huntsville, AL 
If you think you need your wisdom teeth extracted, a consultation with your oral surgeon can help you understand the procedure and what methods you can expect your oral surgeon to use. For more information on wisdom teeth extractions, please contact Dr. Hudson at his oral surgery office in Huntsville, AL. Call (256) 533-1282 to schedule your appointment today!