While the wisdom teeth were very useful for our ancestors, today, they only tend to cause problems when they come in. If you or your child is around the age when the wisdom teeth normally appear (around 17-25), we will keep a close eye on them during regular dental checkups, so they can be removed before they create any issues. If someone in your household is already experiencing wisdom tooth troubles, give us a call today, and you can trust our experienced dentistry team to remove them in the most comfortable way possible with fast, safe wisdom tooth extractions in Colleyville, TX.
The wisdom teeth are actually a third set of molars. Tooth loss was extremely common thousands of years ago, and it’s believed they were essentially supposed to be replacement teeth. As humans advanced and food became softer and more edible, the jaw actually shrank, so now most people don’t have enough room in their mouth for these teeth, which is why they are removed so often.
Rarely, the wisdom teeth are able to come in without issue, but if any of the below symptoms sound familiar, then an extraction is likely necessary, otherwise, they could become much worse:
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