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Have you been told recently it’s best to remove your wisdom teeth? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people from teens to adults have their wisdom teeth removed in order to preserve their oral health and keep their other teeth safe and in tip-top shape.

Our dentist, Dr. Kimberlee J. Karey, can help you if you are contemplating removing your wisdom teeth. That is why our team at Kimberlee J. Karey, DDS in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is sharing information on you about the benefits of removing your wisdom teeth.

Did you know, your wisdom teeth are the last of your adult teeth to develop? Yes, it’s true! In most cases, these teeth begin to appear in your gums in the teenage years or early adulthood and often come accompanied by tenderness and dicmofort. Oftentimes, there is not enough room in your jaw for all four of your wisdom teeth to erupt properly, causing them to become impacted and causing havoc on your other teeth.

Also, your wisdom teeth can chip, crack, or damage the other teeth or the root of your other teeth, which is also painful as your wisdom teeth grow in. Furthermore, your wisdom teeth can force your other teeth out of alignment making it harder to brush and floss correctly and can lead to an increase in tooth decay developing an increased risk of gum disease. Wisdom teeth below the surface can also lead to infections that can severely harm your oral health. That is why having them removed is usually healthy to keep your oral health in and teeth in proper alignment.

If you would like more information on your wisdom teeth, or if you have questions about the removal process, please contact our office today to make an appointment at 734.668.6612. Our team is happy to answer your questions and schedule you a consultation with our expert.