Moore Family Dentistry
2657 Pelham Pkwy. Pelham, AL 35124
Family Dentistry Pelham AL
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Why do I need my wisdom teeth pulled?

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Pelham AL At Moore Family Dentistry, we see many patients who have problematic wisdom teeth. These are the third molars located at the back of your mouth. Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to erupt, and this usually occurs between the late teen years and mid-twenties. They are referred to as “wisdom” teeth because it was thought that they make their appearance at an age associated with increased maturity.

Wisdom teeth are a problem when they do not emerge properly through the surface of the gum. This may cause crowding of existing teeth and in some cases, surrounding teeth prevent the wisdom teeth from erupting at all, causing them to become impacted.

Another common problem with wisdom teeth is that they may only partially erupt through the gum. When this occurs bacteria may collect around the site, leading to possible infection of the teeth and gums. If this is the case, Dr. Moore will probably recommend that they be extracted.

Every patient has different needs, but it is usually in their best interest to have these teeth removed shortly after they surface to avoid complications in the future. Please contact our Pelham dental office, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation to discuss the steps we can take to resolve problems with your wisdom teeth.

Patient Testimonial:It was so much better than i thought

I am a major chicken with the dentist. I had to have a root canal, but it was so much better than I thought it would be. Dr. Moore would ... Read More

Patient Testimonial:"I had to have a root canal, but it was so much better than I thought it would be."

I am a major chicken with the dentist. I had to have a root canal, but it was so much better than I thought it would be. Dr. Moore would ... Read More

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