Wisdom teeth usually erupt in one’s late teens
or mid twenties; this is considered the age of wisdom.
They generally appear as the last teeth behind the upper
and lower second molars.
Described as a “vestigial trait” or function
that is no longer relevant; wisdom teeth are more problematic
than anything else.
Have you ever worn a pair of shoes that were too snug?
Perhaps you can tolerate them for a bit, but after a
while your feet swell and just plain hurt. This is the
general idea as to why wisdom teeth can be problematic.
Your mouth is made to accommodate 28 teeth, so when
those extra third molars (wisdom teeth) arrive bacteria
can get into the area around them, causing infection
which leads to swelling, sometimes an unpleasant odor
and pain which may affect the jawbones or neck.
Injury, periodontal disease or tooth decay can all lead
to loss of teeth. This experience can be traumatic and
affect self- confidence as well as contribute to further
dental problems. Dental implants are a practical solution
to what may feel like an overwhelming dilemma.
Often patients have heard they are not a candidate for
dental implants, but with today’s technology and
our doctors level of expertise in both implantology
and bone grafting, individuals who were told they were
not a candidate for this procedure now are able to have
it. In just a few hours, under local or general anesthesia,
he can help you begin the process that will have your
teeth looking amazing and feeling natural.
A dental implant is essentially a man-made tooth root.
These implants resemble the natural form of a tooth
root. The implant is placed beneath the gum and fuses
to the bone in the jaw.