Wisdom Teeth Removal
And what exactly does ‘impacted’ mean?
Any tooth has the potential to become impacted—that is, emerge in some oddball direction that crowds other teeth. But the most famous culprits are third molars, the last-to-emerge wisdom teeth.
Not many mouths can accommodate these teeth. They often wind up pressing against their neighbors, ultimately pressuring the rest of the teeth to disrupt their alignment.
That’s not a wise thing to let happen.
Wisdom teeth get our attention when they cause pain and swelling. Routine X-rays, beginning around age 12, alert us to problem potential before wisdom teeth start getting disruptive. X-rays can let us know whether those mighty molars must go.
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Since 1979, Smart Start Dental has provided the best dental experience in a friendly and caring environment. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care for the whole family—children & adults! We treat patients from 2 years old to 90 and offer a wide range of dental services, including sedation/sleep dentistry (especially helpful for fearful children), as well as cosmetic dentistry, dentures, and other conventional treatments for adults. If you are looking for a checkup & cleaning, or are experiencing pain or other dental problems, there is no better choice than Smart Start Dental. We are open 6 days per week and have convenient locations in Oakland and Pinole. Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal proudly accepted!