Wisdom teeth typically come in during our late teens or early 20s, when we’re hopefully gaining wisdom as we’re off to college or entering the workforce. If your wisdom teeth only come in partially or not at all, they are called partial or fully impacted wisdom teeth. Often the solution is to extract them, and at your Holland dentist, Huisman Family Dentistry, we’re here to make the experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
You may wonder why we have wisdom teeth at all, since we don’t really need them. They’re left over from when our diets were much rougher and chewier than they are today. And now there often isn’t room for wisdom teeth. If they come in, they can crowd and push other teeth out of position.
The most important fact about wisdom teeth is that if you experience any pain or soreness,call our Holland dental office at 855.599.5584 as soon as possible. Additionally, keeping up with regular dental visits can help Dr. Huisman determine if there are any potential problems with your wisdom teeth and if extractions are or will be necessary. If you’re due for a dental checkup, give us a call today!