Family Dentist Answers Wisdom Teeth Questions

A family dentist can answer all your questions when it comes to removing wisdom teeth and everything that comes with it. Wisdom teeth are thought to be parts of our body that are no longer necessary due to our evolution. If wisdom teeth don’t erupt as your other adult teeth did, it’s possible you could encounter a host of oral complications, from cysts to bacterial growth and infection. One of the best things that a family dentist can do is to encourage you to take an active role in your long-term dental healthcare, this includes wisdom teeth.

There’s so much that goes into maintaining good oral health and finding the right family dentist to meet your family’s needs is essential. Our team is comprised of some of the brightest minds in dentistry today – with our extensive experience, outstanding qualifications, and years of training, we aim to meet, and exceed your expectations. At Olathe Dental Care Center, we have been helping families keep their smiles healthy and bright for over sixty years. A great family dentist and their care team will provide dental check-ups and cleanings, anything that you might need to keep your mouth and body in the best shape possible.

Due to wear and tear on teeth created by prehistoric diets, a third set of molars came in about five or six years after other molars developed as a backup set of teeth for old age – these molars are our wisdom teeth. These teeth can come in crooked or even on their sides. It’s estimated that about 85% of those who develop wisdom teeth will need them removed at some point, which is why it’s important to see a family dentist. Some people never develop their wisdom teeth, and that’s also perfectly normal. One of the more common issues with wisdom teeth is impaction – teeth that develop at the back of the jaw where the bone curves away from the other teeth. These impacted teeth may put pressure on surrounding teeth, creating an uncomfortable, constant, dull pain. These areas become hotspots for bacteria to sit and form potential infection. Anyone can have their wisdom teeth extracted if the teeth are creating problems, but most family dentist providers prefer to do it between ages 18 and 24. After age 24 the roots of the wisdom teeth are fully formed making for a more complex procedure.

At Olathe Dental Care Center, we welcome and treat all our patients like they are our family. If you have any questions about your dental care, the treatments that we offer, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for your first visit and consultation, give us a call 913-782-1420. You can also request an appointment online. We want you to feel comfortable and have a positive experience at our office!