Why You May Benefit From a Wisdom Teeth Removal

Your wisdom teeth typically emerge during your late teenage years or early twenties. They can often lead to a variety of oral health problems if left in place. That’s why you may benefit from wisdom teeth removal.  

However, not every patient needs theirs extracted. If yours come in properly aligned, and the jaw has sufficient space to accommodate them, you may not require removal. In many cases, wisdom teeth can cause:

  • Overcrowded teeth, which can lead to bite problems and may even undo the results of previous orthodontic treatments
  • Increased discomfort if they become impacted, leading to pain, swelling, or possible infection
  • Oral health issues as wisdom teeth are hard to clean, increase your risk for cavities and gum infections.

Dr. William E. Hay performs wisdom tooth extractions as part of his oral surgery services. He will thoroughly evaluate your emerging wisdom teeth to determine whether they need removal.

If your wisdom teeth require specialized solutions, he may refer you to a trusted oral surgeon. This ensures you receive the best treatment tailored to your specific needs.

Curious to learn more? Watch this helpful video by the American Dental Association: 

Call Dr. William E. Hay today at 270-818-8388 for an appointment in Paducah, KY. You can also ​​schedule online.