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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

It’s fairly common for people to have their wisdom teeth removed, and when that time comes, our team at Bellefontaine Family Dental is here to help. The Team at Bellefontaine Family Dental will work with you to determine whether it is necessary to remove your wisdom teeth, and we provide professional procedures for each individual case. Contact our office at 314-741-5133 to learn more about wisdom teeth removal in St. Louis, Missouri, and to set up your consultation with our dentists.

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Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

The third molars, which are commonly called the wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to come in. Because they are the last to erupt, there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in as they should. When there is not sufficient space for the wisdom teeth, they may become impacted (unable to fully break through the gum tissues and jawbone), or they may grow in at an incorrect angle. Wisdom teeth that do not erupt as they should can lead to several dental problems, such as:

  • Disturbing the natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment
  • Damage to the neighboring teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Infection and inflammation in the gums and other tissues
  • The formation of cysts
  • Damage to the jawbone

Professional Dental Care

Our dentist may recommend wisdom teeth removal to avoid these serious complications and to keep your smile healthy. We will carefully evaluate your smile, including the positioning of your teeth and wisdom teeth, to determine whether your smile would benefit from wisdom teeth removal. Our dental team will ensure that your wisdom teeth removal treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible. If you’ve been noticing soreness, pain, or anything else making your teeth and mouth uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule an appointment. Reach out to our office by calling 314-741-5133 at your earliest convenience!