Athens Dentist | Athens dental care | OH | Wisdom Teeth

Athens Dental Arts

740.593.8530

Tim LaVelle, DDS

Beth Welsh, DDS

Seth Cooper, DDS

207 Columbus Road
Athens, Ohio 45701

Wisdom Teeth
 

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

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

 
 
 
Athens dentists, Dr. Seth Cooper, Dr. Tim LaVelle & Dr. Beth Welsh provide Dental Implants, Sedation Dentist, Wisdom Tooth Extractions, Same Day Dental Emergency, Childrens Dentist, Dental Cleanings, Partial Dentures to the following locations: Nelsonville, OH, Logan, OH, Albany, OH, Pomeroy, OH. Nelsonville, OH Dentists providing excellent dentistry including Dental Implants, Sedation Dentist, Wisdom Tooth Extractions, Same Day Dental Emergency, Childrens Dentist, Dental Cleanings, Partial Dentures in Athens, Nelsonville, OH, Logan, OH, Albany, OH, Pomeroy, OH, Ohio.