Our skilled dentists and team perform wisdom teeth extractions to remove these teeth before they can cause problems for your oral health and smile. The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt. Due to this, there is almost never enough space in the mouth to accommodate them. This lack of space can cause a number of problems for your oral health, including:
- Impacted teeth (teeth that are unable to break through the gums and jawbone)
- Changes to the alignment of your teeth
- Damage to neighboring teeth
- Tooth decay, infection and inflammation
- The formation of cysts
- Damage to the jawbone
By removing your wisdom teeth, you avoid these and other complications and can keep your smile healthy.
When you visit Louisiana Dental Center for your initial consultation, our dentists will carefully examine your mouth, including the positioning of your teeth and wisdom teeth. We may take X-rays during this process. If we determine that removing your wisdom teeth is the best option for you, we will carefully plan the extraction procedure and ensure that you are as comfortable as possible. We will also provide post-op instructions to help you heal and recover without complications.
To learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Kenner, Louisiana, and schedule your appointment with our dentists, call us today at 504-287-4467.