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Are you contemplating having your wisdom teeth removed? If so, good for you! Having your teeth removed is an important decision that could affect your oral health for years to come. That is why understanding why people have them removed can help you with your choice.

Our dentist, Dr. Khashayar Khomejany, can help you with removing your wisdom teeth. To help you understand why our team at Plaza Dental Care in Vallejo, California, has provided some basic insight for you.

Your wisdom teeth are the last of your adult teeth to develop in your gums. Wisdom teeth begin to appear in the teen years or early adulthood and often comes associated with pain, fever, and discomfort in the jaw. For most people, there is not enough room in your jaw for all your wisdom teeth to grow in properly, causing them to become impacted and put a painful strain on your other teeth in your smile.

Oftentimes, your wisdom teeth can chip, crack, or hurt the neighboring teeth or the root of the teeth, which is also painful as they pierce your gums. As your wisdom teeth grow in, they can force your other teeth out of alignment making it harder to brush and floss as easily and can lead to an increase in cavities and risk of gum disease. Still, wisdom teeth below the surface can also lead to infections that can dramatically damage your oral health. That is why having them detached is always ideal to keep your oral health in fantastic shape.

As you can see there are many reasons to remove your wisdom teeth. If you still have questions or would like an evaluation, please call us today at 707-642-1360 to set up a one-on-one appointment with one of our professionals. We are always happy to assist you.