At Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we have the ability to extract most wisdom teeth (third molars). The wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth, and they usually come in during the late teens or early 20s. Because they are the last teeth to come in, there is often not enough room for them to erupt properly. In these cases, your wisdom teeth can lead to several serious complications that may result in significant pain and dental problems. Your third molars may also grow in at an incorrect angle or become impacted (stuck in the gums and jawbone, unable to fully erupt). Your dentist may recommend having your wisdom teeth removed if the wisdom teeth are impacted or if they contribute to:
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Tooth decay
- Cysts or tumors
Dr. Grant Brough may also recommend wisdom teeth removal to help prepare your mouth for any other necessary restorative dental treatment or cosmetic treatment. Our gentle team will ensure that your wisdom teeth removal is as painless and comfortable as possible. If you would like to learn more about the removal process for wisdom teeth in Layton, Utah, please contact our dental office today.