Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are one of the last major physical changes marking the progression from teenager to full-fledged adult. Though there are some who find these teeth to be no trouble at all, the majority of folks will unfortunately suffer side effects that necessitate wisdom teeth removal by a dental professional. If you are in the latter category, the best thing to do is familiarize yourself with some of the most common rationales for surgical removal of the wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth removal is unnecessary with properly developed wisdom teeth that fit well with adjacent teeth, exhibit no signs of disease or cavities, and present no wisdom teeth pain. 

With impacted wisdom teeth, however, things are more complicated. Impacted wisdom teeth are those that do not erupt through the surface of the gums, due to a lack of sufficient room. Roughly 9 out of 10 individuals have one or more impacted wisdom teeth.

Impacted wisdom teeth can harm adjacent teeth and lead to dangerous infections. Given their awkward positioning, they also tend to attract bacterial buildup that hard to remove. Bacteria that enter the bloodstream can cause serious damage to the heart and kidneys or lead to the development of tumors that harm the jawbone and neighboring nerves.

When cavities are present that cannot be conventionally addressed, when cysts or tumors have developed, when wisdom teeth pain becomes significant, or when neighboring teeth begin to sustain damage, wisdom teeth removal is generally indicated.

If in doubt about the placement or condition of your wisdom teeth, consult with your family dentistry expert.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Downtown Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue today at (313) 879-4769 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Downtown Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue.

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Danny R.
Gentle Dental Jefferson was a wonderful experience for me. The service was great; the parking validation is the best; and the staff is well informed […]
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Great service and friendly staff. There was a long wait 15 mins beyond my appointment time but once I was chair there were no delays.
Anonymous
On March 28, 2014 I had some extractions done. I have not had any pain and even the needle didn't hurt. Gentle Dental is by far the Best!!!
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I'm very pleased with the customer service I receive at Gentle Dental Jefferson. I recommend this office to anyone that is looking for a dentist.
Emma M.
Dr. Dhillin was awesome!
Desiree F.
Dr. Weiss is terrific!!! This is the first Dentist I've been to and I felt no pain from start to finish-I hate needles, but with Dr. Weiss there was […]
Anonymous
I always have a great experience here. The staff is friendly, the wait time is decent and the staff has no problem verifying insurance coverage and […]
Catrinia S.
Staff was extremely nice and understanding of the problem I came in with. Very tentative to my needs. The work preformed by Tanya and Dr Quinn was […]
Tina H.
The service was fast and pain free and I very friendly staff and a clean office but the parking sucks I had to pay the parking attended $5 to park so […]
Audrey B.
It was a totally worthwhile experience, all of the assistance, receptionist, hygen, & Dentist conducted themselves very professionally making it a […]
Patrick K.
Surprisingly fast this visit. I definitely see improvement from previous visits where wait times were ridiculous. PLEASE keep up the good work!
Sharonna B.
I was in real pain. Walked into the office on Jefferson. The staff responded to me right away. Everyhing was explained to me, and I was put in exam […]
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My visit to Gentle Dental Jefferson went very well. The waiting period was about one half hour. The service included a cleaning and an evaluation. I […]
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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