Way back in the day, having an extra set in the molars was great. Many scientists believe that our ancestors needed them to accommodate their diet. However, some of us have wisdom nowadays and others don’t. And, many of us with them tend to end up needing an extraction.
What is a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
A wisdom tooth extraction is when we surgically remove one or more wisdom teeth. We use this procedure after a wisdom tooth becomes impacted and begins to affect the rest of your oral health.
Why Do I Need an Extraction?
An extraction is necessary when there is an impaction. An impaction is when a tooth did not erupt properly and is stuck underneath the gum. This can cause crowding of your smile, making your teeth overlap. This can negatively impact your overall oral health because it’s hard to brush and floss.
Are You in Need of Wisdom Teeth Removal in South Florida?
Upwards of 85% of adults get their wisdom teeth removed! So, if you think you’re in need of an extraction, contact us at Dr. Francisco Montamarta’s office to decide if that’s the best plan of action. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!