At the very back of your mouth are the third molars (two on top, and two on bottom), or Wisdom Teeth, which often need special treatment. For many people, their wisdom teeth become impacted, meaning they don’t have room to fully develop beside existing teeth.

There’s a tried and true dental joke; “With age comes wisdom. Specifically, wisdom teeth”. And it’s true. You’re more likely to have issues with these molars than with any other teeth.

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge in an adult mouth, after the loss of all childhood teeth and after all other teeth are firmly in place. Wisdom teeth can cause damage to the existing teeth as they try to force a place in the mouth, often causing pain or damaging the existing teeth. If they aren’t in the right position, they can let food become trapped. That gives cavity-causing bacteria a place to grow. Even if they don’t become impacted, being in the way back of the mouth they can be difficult to clean and easily become infected. 

Because of these common issues it’s often recommended surgically removing even if they aren’t impacted.  At our Cameron Park dentist office we understand your concerns with wisdom teeth are and why they may need special treatment. We strive to answer all your questions and keep our dental fees within your budget. We offer an x-ray, exam and cleaning special along with other discounts.

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