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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Great experience for the office on Jefferson.. I didn’t have to wait long at all in and out all Employees are professional from Dr to Assistants… This will be my dentist going forward. […]
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I went to the Jefferson office with an emergency that my current dentist could not squeeze me in to handle. The hours were convenient and I was able to get in the same day. Everyone was very nice and […]
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Your hospitality for starters. The way you explain the issue with my mouth and a various steps I needed to solve the issue.
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Hello, my experience today having a root canal done by Dr. Hanana went very well, and her assistant Shanekquah did a great job . Thank you both
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The environment was very calm, relaxed, and welcoming. The staff were very helpful…
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Your staff was great and they explain things to me where I could understand them
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Tonya is an amazing Dental Hygienist. Never before has anyone called to check on my dental comfort after a deep cleaning. She is sweet, gentle and superb. I definitely recommend her and Gentle Dental […]
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I had an emergency and they did their job gentle and easy.
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