Here at Greenfield Family Dentistry, we are proud to help our patients with their wisdom teeth.

Did you know
…wisdom teeth are the last set of molars. They usually come in when you are a teenager, though many start to come in when you are in your twenties.

Common Problems

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Wisdom teeth can be very useful, but more often than not they are misaligned.

Wisdom teeth can come in facing many different directions. They sometimes come in horizontal. They can grow into the second molars. These misaligned wisdom teeth can damage your other teeth if they grow into them and can also cause damage to your nerves and jawbone.

Another common problem is when wisdom teeth become impacted. Impacted teeth have trouble coming through the gums. Sometimes wisdom teeth come through partially, which allows bacteria to grow around the tooth and gums. This can cause a lot of problems.

Many dentists recommend the removal of wisdom teeth. Most prefer to take them out before you have any problems. The surgery and recovery are easier if you get your wisdom teeth removed before you start having issues. Surgery and recovery are always easier the younger you are as well.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (317) 462-1252 if you have any questions about your wisdom teeth or would like to be seen.