Wisdom tooth trouble doesn’t have to be a rite of passage with extractions in Gambrills, MD
Bingham-Lester Dentistry focuses on helping you keep your natural teeth. You can avoid extractions with good oral hygiene at home and routine visits at our Baltimore, MD area office. There is one notable “exception” to this rule. The third molars are the last teeth to develop in our mouths. They are commonly called “wisdom teeth,” because these molars typically develop during our teenage years and into early adulthood – during the time when we’re “gaining wisdom.” While every patient is different, many people do not have enough space in their mouths to accommodate these teeth. When this situation arises, wisdom tooth extractions in Gambrills, MD, by Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester may be necessary to resolve pain, restore oral health, and prevent damage to nearby teeth and structures.
Why are wisdom teeth so problematic?
Since there may not be enough space in the jaw for these erupting teeth, they tend to grow in at an angle. They may only partially break through the gums. Sometimes, they may not erupt or breakthrough overlying tissues at all. As the forming tooth pushes up against the gums, the pain and pressure may be intense. Wisdom tooth pain and accompanying symptoms, such as swelling and bad breath or a bad taste, do not go away on their own. They require treatment from a skilled dentist. Likewise, since some patients don’t develop any or all of their wisdom teeth, and sometimes they develop properly, it’s critical for patients to visit Dr. Bingham-Lester as advised. During these check-ups, usually scheduled every six months, she will examine your teeth and make sure the molars are developing normally. If they are growing at an angle or remain trapped underneath the gums, Dr. Bingham-Lester will anticipate potential problems. And intervene before impacted wisdom teeth cause pain and damage to other teeth, nerves, and bony tissue in the jaw.
Don’t wait for wisdom tooth troubles
Schedule an appointment now, before you have a toothache that interferes with sleep, school, work, and your ability to enjoy the important things in life. Depending on what we find during your examination, Bingham-Lester Dentistry may recommend either a “simple” or “surgical” extraction. Call 410-885-6522 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Bingham-Lester at the Gambrills, MD office.