Goehring Dental is home to wisdom teeth dentist Dr. Goehring, who has proudly served the Austin, TX area. At our practice, we understand that some patients may be fearful or apprehensive about wisdom tooth extraction. Some patients may go to great lengths to avoid the issue of their wisdom teeth, which is always a bad idea! Dr. Goehring has the experience required to provide an exceptionally high level of care while being very mindful of his wisdom teeth patient’s comfort level. One of the main reasons that most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed is because their jaws simply do not have the space necessary to accomodate the incoming teeth which causes them to become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause permanent damage to nearby teeth, tooth decay, bone loss, and can pave the way for gum disease as well. Read on to learn more about the reasons for wisdom tooth extraction and be sure to visit our wisdom tooth FAQ page to see Dr. Goehring’s answers to some of his patients’ most frequently asked questions about wisdom teeth and extractions.
Reasons to Extract Wisdom Teeth
There are several great reasons for patients in the Austin, TX area to have their wisdom teeth, or third molars, extracted. Impacted, crooked, or unnecessary wisdom teeth commonly cause serious oral health problems that can dramatically affect healthy teeth and gums if left untreated. Read on to learn about some compelling reasons why some patients choose to have their wisdom teeth extracted at Goehring Dental.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
When wisdom teeth lack the necessary space in the mouth to successfully erupt, they can cause a variety of oral health problems. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause:
- Painful chronic inflammation of gum tissue
- Periodontal pockets and infected gum tissue
- Crowding or misalignment of nearby teeth
- Difficult to clean areas of the mouth where plaque and food can accumulate
- Cysts, tumors, or other harmful lesions that may require extensive treatment
- Increased risk of oral health issues and related complications as time progresses
- Receding gums, jawbone deterioration, and tooth loss
- Sinus congestion
- Damage to healthy adjacent teeth
Only an extensively trained wisdom tooth dentist like Dr. Goehring can accurately assess your unique clinical situation regarding your wisdom teeth. If you have concerns regarding your wisdom teeth or if you are experiencing symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth, then we invite you to contact our Austin, TX practice to schedule a no-obligation consultation at Goehring Dental.
An Ounce of Prevention
One important consideration to take into account is that unless the third molar erupts successfully, has plenty of space to grow in, and do not affect neighboring teeth they don’t serve a useful purpose. In fact, the potential risks in keeping even healthy wisdom teeth oftentimes outweigh any potential benefits that they may afford. As patients with intact wisdom teeth grow older, their chances of developing wisdom tooth related problems increases as well.
Approximately 90% of adults have at least one wisdom tooth that needs to be extracted because it is impacted or threatening healthy teeth nearby. Removing wisdom teeth before they have a chance to cause any harm is an excellent way to prevent serious oral health problems. Why jeopardize healthy teeth with wisdom teeth that can wreak havoc on healthy teeth and gums. When you have your wisdom teeth extracted at Goehring Dental in Austin, TX, you can have the <strong>peace of mind</strong> that comes with knowing that you won’t have to revisit this issue in the near or distant future. Early removal of wisdom teeth is associated with faster and easier recovery from wisdom tooth extraction.
Schedule Your Wisdom Tooth Consultation at Goehring Dental Today!
If you live in or near the Austin, TX or neighboring areas and you are concerned about your wisdom teeth, then you should contact Goehring Dental to schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Goehring. Whether you are experiencing symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth or you are just interested in getting a wisdom tooth examination, our Austin, TX-based wisdom tooth doctor is here to serve you! Many of our wisdom tooth patients have concerns about the cost and financing options available at Goehring Dental, and our dedicated office staff will be happy to help with any insurance claims or financial arrangements. Simply contact our office to schedule your no-obligation wisdom tooth consultation with Dr. Goehring today!