Gentle Dentistry

Wisdom Teeth

Dentist In Kalamazoo, MI

Wisdom teeth are your third molars that erupt between your late teens and early twenties.

While not all patients need wisdom tooth extraction, those that do will need to see our dentist in Kalamazoo, MI. Dr. Busch-Abbate will be able to monitor the development of your molars before they come through the gums. Our goal is to avoid complications from impacted wisdom teeth.

Why Are My Wisdom Teeth Hurting?

Don’t ignore wisdom tooth pain! This could be a sign that your wisdom teeth are trapped beneath the surface of your gums. Often, patients need wisdom teeth removal when their molars are coming in crooked or there isn’t enough room in the jaw to accommodate the extra teeth. Either way, our dentist will be able to examine your mouth and take the necessary x-rays to determine your next steps.

If you feel pain or discomfort once your wisdom teeth start erupting, call our office as soon as possible. Our dentist in Kalamazoo, MI will be able to determine if you need extraction. Feeling pain or pressure near your wisdom teeth is often a sign they need to be removed before causing more problems.

Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

It’s important to remember that each patient is different. For example, you may be able to keep your wisdom teeth if they come in straight and are accessible with good oral hygiene. Otherwise, you may need wisdom tooth extraction.

Impacted wisdom teeth can create a pocket of infection. Our dentist removes impacted wisdom teeth before this happens, safeguarding your oral health. At times, referral to an oral surgeon may be required and will be determined by Dr. Busch-Abbate after an examination is completed.

To request an appointment, call Gentle Dentistry at (269) 381-3890.

Emergency Dental Care

Our dental office treats many types of traumatic dental injuries, such as teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out. Please contact our Kalamazoo, MI office for help with a dental emergency.

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