The dentists at Kuras Dental Health Associates never take tooth extraction lightly. We do whatever it takes to help us preserve the health and function of all your teeth for as long as possible.
There are times, however, when pulling a tooth is the best and only option for protecting your overall oral health, and pulling wisdom teeth at our Monroe, MI dental office is one of them. Most people have four wisdom teeth—one in each of the four quadrants of the mouth—while others never get them at all.
Wisdom teeth or third molars exist because they helped our ancient ancestors process a coarse diet of twigs, bark, and nuts. With processed foods, we no longer need an extra set of molars.
Our jaws have also gotten smaller as we’ve evolved, so there’s usually not enough space for wisdom teeth to erupt normally. They can come in at odd angles, crowd adjacent teeth, or get stuck (impacted) in the gums. Since wisdom teeth are so far back in your mouth, they’re difficult to clean adequately. This puts you at increased risk for gum disease and tooth decay.
The bottom line is that we recommend pulling wisdom teeth in Monroe, MI to prevent these problems from occurring. If you would like our dentists to take a look at your situation to see what they recommend, please call us at (734) 242-7120 to schedule an appointment.