Wisdom Teeth Removal in Salt Lake City
Our dental office in Sandy, Utah is dedicated to the painless and efficient removal of wisdom teeth. By concentrating on this aspect of dental health, we have become experts in the field. Our skill, training and years of professional experience means you can trust Dr. Hamblin to safely remove your wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the third molars and usually appear between the ages of 16 and 24. Wisdom teeth are commonly removed when they affect other teeth. Most people have four wisdom teeth, but it is possible to have more or fewer.
Wisdom teeth are removed with oral surgery from wisdom teeth specialists like Dr Hamblin in Sandy to correct an actual problem or to prevent problems that may come up in the future. Wisdom teeth are extracted for two general reasons: either the wisdom teeth have already become impacted, or they could potentially become problematic if not extracted. Potential problems caused by the presence of wisdom teeth include infections caused by food particles easily trapped in the jaw area behind the wisdom teeth where regular brushing and flossing is difficult and ineffective. Such infections may be frequent, and cause considerable pain and medical danger. Another reason to have wisdom teeth removed is if the teeth have grown in improperly, causing the tongue to brush up against them. The tongue can tolerate it for a limited time, until it causes a painful sensation, to the point where the sheer pain can numb the tongue affected, and the area around it (part of the lips, and the cheek). The numbness feels similar to the feeling of anesthesia, possibly meaning a nerve can be affected by the wisdom tooth improperly growing in. Also, it is a wise choice to have wisdom teeth removed if undergoing extensive orthodontic work because once the teeth have come in they could inflict some damage on expensive straightening.