The third set of molars in your mouth is called wisdom teeth. Most people have four wisdom teeth. One in each corner of the dental arch. They are located at the far back of the mouth and usually emerge sometime between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth help chew food better, but they also may cause many issues, especially if they do not develop normally.
Therefore, many people think about getting wisdom teeth removed. If you are not sure whether wisdom teeth removal is necessary in your case, Greg G. Pitts DDS, located in American Fork, Utah, has prepared a list of signs that will help you to decide if you should remove your wisdom teeth.
The signs that you need to see a dentist for wisdom teeth removal are the following:
At Greg G. Pitts DDS, we perform multiple types of wisdom teeth extractions. A simple extraction is the easy removal of a wisdom tooth that is above the gum line. A surgical extraction can vary in degree and is a more complicated procedure, during which a dentist cuts into the soft gum tissues and sometimes bone,to access a wisdom tooth and remove it from the jaw.
If you live in American Fork, Utah, or any nearby town, and you need to get your wisdom teeth removed, Greg G. Pitts DDS, is ready to help. We specialize in wisdom teeth removal, as well as other dental procedures. Our mission is to help patients feel comfortable from start to finish. If you have any questions, or you want to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact Dr. Greg Pitts at (801) 758-0019.
For Dr. Greg Pitts, dentistry is not just a profession; he is passionate about providing the best possible care for patients. He earned his BS from Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah and his DDS from Creighton Dental School, Nebraska. He has been practicing dentistry in American Fork since 1999.
A member of the ADA, AGD, UDA, and American Academy of Sports Dentistry, Dr. Pitts is actively involved with Utah Valley athletics and works to raise awareness of the need for tooth protection in organized sports and recreational activities. He is the official dentist for the BYU and UVU athletic departments.