Hi, I’m Dr. Brion Weinberg, and today in the Juno Beach dental blog we will be discussing the often misunderstood subject of wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth are sometimes called the third molars because they are even farther back in the mouth than the two sets of regular molars we all have. These four teeth usually erupt when a person is eighteen or nineteen.
Many dentists in the Jupiter, North Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach area recommend that wisdom teeth be removed to prevent misplacement in the mouth.
If a wisdom tooth doesn’t fully erupt, it may cause an opening in the gums that can attract bacteria and become infected. Some wisdom teeth are so misplaced that they can actually cause problems with the jaw bone. Both of these conditions cause severe pain.
If you are in the Palm Beach Gardens area and are wondering if your wisdom teeth need to be removed, call us today at (561) 420-0770 to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Brion Weinberg who can asses and refer you to a trained specialist.
We can also answer any questions you have about smile makeovers. Because there are so many quick and effective cosmetic dentistry procedures available, such as invisible braces, veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants, anyone in Palm Beach Gardens can have a perfect smile. I love giving my Juno Beach patients the smiles they’ve always wanted.
We hope to see you soon!