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Urszula Firlik, DDS | Wisdom Teeth in Belmont

URSZULA FIRLIK, DDS, PLLC
MyBelmontDentist.com 

6225 West River Drive NE, Belmont, MI 49306, Tele (616) 361-0603

Wisdom Teeth

 

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that emerge, usually during our late teens to early twenties. For some people wisdom teeth emerge through the gums and have enough room to grow in naturally. For others, however, wisdom teeth often cause problems as they try to protrude through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted, the tooth comes through at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth might come in unevenly, or the tooth might emerge only partially.

Impacted wisdom teeth can cause structural damage to the jaw and other teeth. They also can provide a place for bacteria to gather because they are hard to reach and clean. These problems make it necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth so that larger problems do not arise. Routine x-rays taken during a dental exam can reveal if you will need to have your wisdom teeth removed.

 
 
Belmont Dentist | Wisdom Teeth. Urszula Firlik is a Belmont Dentist.