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Signs You May Need a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

December 13, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Travis Buxton
Wisdom Tooth Extraction | Bangor ME

Though it is very common, not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted. In fact, sometimes they don’t develop at all!

If you have questions about wisdom teeth in Bangor, we can help. We evaluate each case individually to determine whether wisdom teeth extraction is necessary.

Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

We start by taking an x-ray that will show us how your wisdom teeth are growing in, whether there is enough room, and if they will cause overcrowding with your other teeth. We will also ask if you have noticed any changes in your oral health.

Dr. Travis Buxton will go over his diagnosis with you, and you can make a decision together that works best for your personal needs.

Some symptoms may indicate that your wisdom teeth are creating an oral health problem, including:

  • Pain or pressure toward the back of your mouth
  • Swelling or discomfort
  • Overcrowding or overlapping of your other teeth
  • Changes in the way your teeth come together
  • Decay or gum infections

If you experience these symptoms, it is time for a wisdom teeth evaluation. If you do need to have your wisdom teeth removed, Dr. Buxton can do so right here in our Bangor, ME dental office. He provides gentle care and will guide you during the healing process so you get the best results.

If you do not have your wisdom teeth removed, it is important to remember that you will need to give them some special attention. Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are located at the very back of your jaw. That means that brushing and flossing them can be tricky, but it is still necessary. We can discuss ways in which you can protect your wisdom teeth and keep them healthy.

For questions about your wisdom teeth in Bangor, just give us a call! We will help you determine the best plan for the future of your smile!

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