Essenmacher Family Dental

Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Teens and young adults should undergo a wisdom teeth evaluation to determine the presence of wisdom teeth, how they are developing, and if they will create pain or bite-related problems.

Because wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are so far back in the mouth, they can pose oral health challenges.

  • Infection
  • Gum disease
  • Decay
  • Pain

Our jaws have developed with the modern diet, and many patients do not have enough space in their jaws for wisdom teeth to erupt straight and aligned. Often, they will put pressure on adjacent teeth, which can cause pain or overcrowding. Sometimes wisdom teeth cannot emerge through the gums and remain impacted, which requires an extraction.

It is for these reasons that most dentists recommend having wisdom teeth removed. It is often best to have this done before they begin to put pressure on nearby teeth of shift the bite.

Comfortable, Easy Extractions

We provide comfortable dental extractions in our Albuquerque dental office, and for patients with complex extractions, we work with a number of skilled oral surgeons in our area.

If you have questions about wisdom teeth and live in the Albuquerque of Northeast Heights areas, contact Essenmacher Family Dental to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher.