Wisdom teeth are the third molars in the back of the mouth, and they first appear between the ages of 17 and 21.  If they’re in good shape, they are best left alone, as they help you chew.  But if they have cavities or decay or are misaligned, they may need to be extracted.  Miami Smile Dental of Miami, Florida offers you experienced professional dentistry services.  We can examine your wisdom teeth and let you know whether an extraction is needed. If it is, we can do it right in our office, usually in less than an hour.  Within a few days, you’ll start healing and be on your way back to normal.

Why They Need to Come Out

There are many possible reasons why a wisdom tooth may require extraction.  It’s not uncommon for them to become impacted or to get trapped within the gums.  They can also come in at a bad angle and put pressure on other healthy teeth.  They may be decaying and causing gum disease because they are too far back to clean and floss, and trapped food particles may lodge and cause infection.  Soft tissue may also grow over the tooth, causing bacteria to collect and grow.  In any of these situations, the best solution is an extraction of the tooth.  This prevents the infection from growing or from interfering with the function of the gums and other healthy teeth.

Call to Schedule an Appointment with a Wisdom Teeth Extraction Dentist in Miami Today

If you have wisdom teeth that have become painful or infected, call to schedule an appointment with a wisdom teeth extraction dentist in Miami today.  Miami Smile Dental of Miami, Florida can give you several options for your anesthesia and will remove your tooth in a relaxing, caring, and supportive environment.  We’ll answer any questions you have and support you from before surgery all the way through recovery.  Call us at 305-670-5100 and learn more about our professional services.