The third molars, which are more commonly known as the wisdom teeth, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. Because there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to come in properly, the wisdom teeth may cause several types of dental problems. In many cases, the wisdom teeth may come in sideways or at an angle. The following problems may occur if the third molars do not properly erupt:

  • Damage to the adjacent teeth
  • Infection in the gum tissue
  • Formation of a cyst or abscess around the wisdom teeth
  • Impacted teeth (stuck in the jawbone and gum tissue)
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Damage and destruction of the surrounding bone structure
  • Disruption to orthodontic treatment or natural tooth alignment

Dr. Gayle Fletcher, our experienced dentist, will carefully examine your smile and your wisdom teeth to determine whether you are in danger of these and other dental problems. If so, he will recommend removing the wisdom teeth before any of these conditions develop. Our skilled dental team works hard to ensure that wisdom teeth removal in Conroe, Texas, is as painless and comfortable as possible. For more information on wisdom teeth removal, we invite you to call Patient-First Dental Care at 936-856-9969 soon.