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3 Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Should Be Extracted

January 23, 2017 By Dr. Rick Leppo

blog12Everyone worries about their wisdom teeth from time to time.

What about you? If you know you've got a couple of wisdom teeth already or have been told that they will come in, then you might worry about needing to get them pulled.

Here are a few signs that your teeth may need some professional attention:

1. Large Cavities

Do you notice any spots of decay on your wisdom teeth? Those third molars are very hard to restore. If you have a cavity or two taking over, then there's a good chance the tooth will just need to come out.

2. Bleeding Gums

If your wisdom teeth are constantly trapping bacteria and food debris, the gums around them could get painfully inflamed. The only way to keep your gums healthy may be to remove the teeth so that infection doesn’t spread.

3. Other Teeth Are Starting To Hurt

As third molars grow in, they may do so at an angle due to lack of space. This can result in pressure on the teeth in front of them, causing alignment issues.

It's actually very common for a dentist like Dr. Leppo to detect problems with wisdom teeth well before the patients notice that anything is wrong. This is one reason why dental x-rays are so important.

Wisdom Tooth Dentist In Columbia

Your wisdom teeth could require an extraction without your being aware of it. That's why it's so important to have your third molars evaluated at a well-equipped office like Columbia Dental Center.

Dr. Leppo is the dentist of choice in Columbia for patients who have wisdom tooth pain. Contact our team today to schedule an exam if you suspect that your wisdom teeth may need to come out.

Posted on behalf of Columbia Dental Center

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