Do you still have your third molars or “wisdom teeth”? Or have they been removed? You may wonder why we have them at all if they’re just going to come out anyway.
Good question! The fact is that modern humans really don’t have a need for wisdom teeth. With less need for wisdom teeth, there’s more potential for problems. They may come in crooked and crowd your other teeth. If they don’t come in properly then they’re much harder to clean and more prone to cavities and infection.
When this happens, then the wisdom teeth generally need to be extracted. If you are experiencing any tooth pain or swelling of your gums, contact your Chapell Hill dentist right away so we determine if extractions are necessary. Regular checkups will help spot any potential issues with your wisdom teeth before they become a problem.
If you have any questions regarding wisdom teeth, call our Chapel Hill dental office at 919.933.3388 today.