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Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Columbia

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Our award-winning office has been trusted by the Columbia community for over four decades to take care of their teeth extraction needs. Our highly skilled dentists have handled hundreds of wisdom tooth extraction cases over that time. You can trust that level of experience when it’s time for you to have your wisdom teeth removed. Dental sedation is available for your comfort as well!

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

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A third set of molars, called wisdom teeth, tend to come in between our late teens and early twenties. These extra teeth are not needed for your mouth to work properly. Many times, they cause more pain and problems than they are worth, and you need help from a Columbia dentist like Dr. Beck or Dr. Hart to determine whether you need them to be removed.

Why Do I Need A Wisdom Tooth Removal?

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When the wisdom teeth cause issues, those problems are often a danger to the rest of your mouth. Here are some of the problems that wisdom teeth can cause:

  • Tooth Decay: When the wisdom teeth come in only partially, they increase the likelihood of tooth decay and other damage to the surrounding teeth.
  • Teeth Crowding: Because the wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, the rest of your dental structure is already set. There may not be room for another set of molars, so overcrowding is the result.
  • Impacted Teeth: Your wisdom teeth may become impacted. This means your wisdom teeth come in contact with other teeth as they try to erupt, preventing them from fully emerging from under your gums. This can be a very painful situation and needs the immediate attention of a dentist at Beck Dental Care.