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Do you ever wonder if you need to get your wisdom teeth removed? If so, our dentist, Dr. Tom Supakorndej, is happy to help you. The best thing you can do is visit our office and have our dental team examine your mouth and determine the need. You can also look for other signs and symptoms that mean you need to extract your wisdom teeth, and we will be happy to tell you all about them.

The first symptom is not having enough room in your mouth for the wisdom teeth. Typically, the mouth holds 28 teeth comfortably. When the baby teeth are lost and the permanent teeth grow in, 32 teeth shove into the area, which makes things pretty crowded. If you don’t have a big enough jaw, the wisdom teeth won’t have enough room to grow into place.

The second symptom is having gum pain around the wisdom teeth. This is a sign of infection. This occurs when bacteria get trapped around partially erupted wisdom teeth. Wisdom tooth extraction is necessary to prevent further infection.

The third symptom is the wisdom teeth growing into place crookedly. This can make your other teeth shift and move over time, which can cause a misaligned smile and dental problems. The crooked wisdom teeth can also harm the surrounding teeth. Pulling the wisdom teeth can protect the other teeth from potential problems.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about the need for wisdom tooth extraction in Austin, Texas, please contact Diamond Dental: Family And Implant Dentistry at 512-351-9313 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be thrilled to help you!