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Have you ever had a wisdom tooth removed? Do you assume that you’ll need to someday? Wisdom teeth extractions are common because they may not erupt properly. Because your wisdom teeth don’t typically erupt until you’re around 16, they can negatively influence your other teeth. In fact, if your wisdom teeth don’t erupt properly, you could have to cope with a number of serious problems.

If there isn’t enough room in your mouth, your wisdom teeth could become impacted, or stuck beneath your gums. Impacted teeth can lead to irritated and swollen gums. An impacted tooth can also cause your teeth to shift, which can lead to another set of serious issues.

One common solution to these problems is extracting wisdom teeth. Generally, our team will recommend this treatment before the wisdom teeth come in. If problems with a wisdom tooth become too serious, you could find yourself facing a number of problems. For instance, your wisdom teeth can cause sinus problems and frequent headaches. If your tooth erupts incorrectly, you may be more prone to plaque and tartar buildup and gum infections.

If you’re worried about your wisdom teeth or are interested in learning more about a wisdom tooth extraction, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Aaron Ercole at 401-353-1515. We’ll be happy to examine your pearly whites and offer you personalized advice. We’re excited to hear from you soon!