Why Wisdom Teeth Can Be A Pain

Did you know that wisdom teeth can affect implant placement? Wisdom teeth can present a number of different problems. That’s because over time the human jaw has become smaller. Due to our modern diet, we no longer need our wisdom teeth. Their purpose was to help us (way back in the caveman days) tear into big slabs of raw meat, and to chew roots, nuts, and other roughage. Today, because there is little room for them on our dental ridges, they can have a difficult time erupting and become impacted (unable to erupt).

When Wisdom Teeth Become Impacted

When wisdom teeth become impacted they can force themselves against neighboring molars, which can push your teeth out of alignment. If you are getting ready to undergo implant placement, it is extremely important that your teeth are in proper alignment so that the implant post has the proper space to be placed. Therefore, if you have impacted wisdom teeth, Dr. Wright may need to extract them before you can undergo dental implant placement.

Other Tooth Extractions

If any one of your teeth, whether it is an incisor, canine, or molar, has been extremely damaged or decayed, or has developed an infection that cannot be controlled, you may need an extraction to maintain the health of nearby teeth and your overall oral health. In such cases, Dr. Wright can replace your lost tooth with a stable, durable, and long-lasting dental implant.

Call Just Wright Dental Surgery Center in Waxahachie, TX, Today!

At Just Wright Dental Surgery Center, our priority is ensuring that every visit is a comfortable and friendly experience, and that all of our patients understand every stage of their diagnosis, planning, and treatment. With extensive experience in placing, restoring, and maintaining dental implants, Dr. Wright and our team can walk you through every stage of the dental implant process. We also specialize in helping patients with medical considerations that can affect their oral and overall health, such as cancer, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and recovery from drug addiction. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Justin Wright and our team by calling our dental implant office in Waxahachie, TX, today at (903) 225-2221.