When wisdom teeth are not aligned properly, they may position themselves awkwardly. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth and jawbone. Misaligned wisdom teeth Vancouver WA can cause all sorts of misery. What precisely are wisdom teeth, anyway? Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that people get, generally during their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth do just fine when healthy and properly aligned. More often than, however, wisdom teeth Vancouver WA are misaligned and require removal by extraction. Sounds a bit awful, doesn't it? Don't worry. If your dentist tells you to have those molars removed, we do it simply and without much pain. Sedation dentistry is always an option here at Lacamas Dental of Vancouver, Washington.
Another common problem with wisdom teeth Vancouver WA is an uncomfortable condition known as molar impaction. This refers to teeth that are trapped within the gums and/or the jawbone or only partially erupt and grow through the gum. Partial eruption of the wisdom teeth allows bacteria to enter around the tooth, leading to infection, pain, swelling, jaw stiffness and a general decrease of health. If you're old enough to remember when dental extractions were harsh and horrible, forget it. Lacamas family dental clinic is not like that at all. Modern dental care has come a very long way since you were a kid. If you're still afraid, tell the dentist about it. We can provide a variety of anxiety relieving options. Wisdom Teeth Vancouver WA