Dr. Jesse Engle may recommend wisdom teeth removal to keep your teeth protected against any possible damage. If not removed in a certain time frame, you are more likely to develop infections and other problems down the road. To prevent this from happening, we invite you to give us a call at 520-744-7388 to schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Tucson, Arizona, here at Presidio Dental.

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars to erupt. They typically emerge during a person’s late teens or early twenties. While some individuals may not experience any issues with their wisdom teeth, many do, leading to a common dental recommendation: wisdom teeth removal.

The primary reason for wisdom teeth removal is the limited space within the mouth. Often, there simply is not enough room for these latecomers to fit in comfortably. As a result, wisdom teeth can become impacted, meaning they cannot fully emerge through the gum tissue and jawbone as intended. This impaction can lead to a range of dental problems, including:

  • Orthodontic Issues: Wisdom teeth can disrupt the alignment of existing teeth or compromise the results of prior orthodontic treatment, leaving your smile misaligned and unbalanced.
  • Neighboring Tooth Damage: Impacted wisdom teeth can exert pressure on adjacent teeth, causing damage and potentially leading to crowding.
  • Tooth Decay: Due to their location at the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth can be challenging to clean properly, making them susceptible to decay.
  • Infections and Inflammation: Partially erupted wisdom teeth create pockets where bacteria can accumulate, leading to infections and painful gum inflammation.
  • Cyst Formation: In some cases, wisdom teeth can lead to the development of cysts or benign tumors in the jawbone.
  • Jawbone Damage: Impacted wisdom teeth can erode the adjacent jawbone over time.

Our experienced dentist will assess your oral health and wisdom teeth positioning to determine if wisdom teeth removal is advisable. Rest assured, we prioritize your comfort and use the latest techniques and anesthesia options to ensure a painless and stress-free procedure.

If you suspect that your wisdom teeth may be causing issues or simply want to discuss their status, please reach out to us. We are dedicated to safeguarding your oral health and helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how wisdom teeth removal can benefit your oral health and smile!