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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth Removal At Alaska Dental Arts Muldoon

At the age of 17, the average person has 28 teeth; 14 teeth at the top and 14 at the bottom. Those at the front of the mouth, called incisors, canines, and premolars, are ideal for grasping and biting food into small pieces. The back molars, called molars, are used to grind food. But from 18, the third molars, also known as "wisdom teeth," will begin to erupt.

In a normal mouth, there is only room for 28 teeth, which is why it is painful for four more teeth to try to fit into a mouth with room for 28. Wisdom teeth can present challenges because they can be challenging to keep clean, and because there may not be enough room for them in the mouth, they are very susceptible to decay, infection, and gum disease.

What is Wisdom Teeth Removal? 

Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth. Four wisdom teeth are located in the back corners of the mouth: two at the top and two at the bottom. This third set of molars usually erupts late, and when most of the adult teeth have erupted. 

When the molars are correctly aligned, and the gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not need to be extracted. This extraction is necessary when they are prevented from erupting correctly into the mouth. It is a common and common surgery, especially during early adulthood. Most patients do not need these teeth, and many run health risks by allowing them to grow, so extracting them is usually both necessary and logical. 

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Why is it Necessary to Extract a Wisdom Tooth? 

Impacted teeth can take up many positions in the bone as they try to find a change that will allow them to erupt successfully. They can grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum or even become trapped under the gum and bone.

These improperly positioned impacted teeth often cause many problems, depending on the type of tooth, can cause serious problems. 

Types of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth usually erupt late, sometime between 18 and 25, which is why we suggest extracting them since the bone and root are not fully developed, and extraction is simple. 

Depending on how the molars erupt will decide how to extract them, and therefore, the cost of treatment will also vary. Because wisdom teeth can present as: 

Partially Erupted

This type of tooth creates an opening between the gum and the tooth, which allows bacteria to enter the opening and around the tooth, which can cause pain, inflammation, and infection. 


When the wisdom tooth grows at an angle, it pushes into neighboring teeth, causing pain and other more serious oral health problems. 

Misaligned Eruption

The gums and tissues between the third molar and the incoming wisdom tooth can become pinched, causing swelling and pain. 

Consequences of Not Removing Wisdom Teeth in Time

Failure to remove wisdom teeth can cause: 

- Swelling.

- Stiffness. 

- Pain.

- Sickness. 

- Tooth movement. 

- Alteration in orthodontic alignment. 

- Cysts around the molars. 

- Destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. 

Extracting impacted wisdom teeth can solve these problems and prevent further problems in the future by improving the overall chewing performance of your mouth and allowing other teeth to grow properly around the tooth. You may notice that your smile looks better once your wisdom teeth are removed. That's why at Alaska Dental Arts Muldoon, we recommend early extraction to reduce the surgical risk of the procedure. 

Is Extracting Worth it?

Although there is no such thing as cheap wisdom tooth removal that provides high-quality and worry-free treatment, you should not ignore it. We know that the cost can be a problem to some, but ignoring the early warning signs of tooth pain or impacted wisdom teeth can lead to more expensive and complicated treatment later. Remember that an impacted wisdom tooth can never get better on its own.

Dentist teaching patient about wisdom teeth

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction? 

A tooth extraction may be necessary if it is so damaged or decayed that it cannot be successfully restored with a filling, crown, or other dental restoration. 

A wisdom tooth extraction is often recommended if a severe infection has destroyed much of the tooth and bone structure. Extraction helps prevent the infection from spreading to other healthy parts of the mouth. 

Have Your Wisdom Teeth Safely Removed in Anchorage, AK

Sometimes wisdom teeth can get in the way of a perfect smile because of crowded teeth or the discomfort they cause. That's why we offer wisdom teeth removal at Alakas Dental Arts Muldoon; we want you to have access to your best, healthiest smile. 

You don't have to deal with tooth pain because Dr. Broc Brimhall and his dental experts have the necessary solution. Prevent pain and severe damage by improving your dental health. 

Call us today at (907) 865-8488 or visit us here to learn more about tooth extraction and wisdom teeth removal at Alaska Dental Arts Muldoon. We're here to help you protect your smile.

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