Extracting Wisdom Teeth

Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?

The average adult mouth is designed to hold around 28 teeth comfortably, but most adults end up with 32. The additional four teeth are called wisdom teeth, AKA third molars. The reason that some adults grow wisdom teeth is that throughout evolutionary history, the human jaw has become smaller and smaller. Because of this, the wisdom teeth become blocked or impacted by the other teeth around them. This can become extremely traumatizing. If the wisdom tooth partially erupts, food can get trapped in the tissue surrounding it, which can lead to bacterial growth and possibly serious infection.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth As A Young Adult?

If you have concerns involving your wisdom teeth, don’t hesitate to call us! Sometimes an extraction is not necessary. However, here at Smile Solutions, we take extra care to make sure you are as comfortable as possible if you do need a wisdom tooth extraction.

Let Dr. Clothier Take Care Of Those Wisdom Teeth

We see patients on a regular basis to remove wisdom teeth. This is a common procedure at Smile Solutions. If you are interested in having a consultation, please give us a call at (620) 231-4140.