Dentist in Scottsdale, AZ

If your wisdom teeth are coming in, it might be a good idea to come visit Dr. Nick Lupo at Lupo Family Dentistry. Our dentist can determine if they are going to cause problems and then remove them, if need be. Call 480-661-6541 to schedule a consultation to see if this is the case for you and you require wisdom teeth removal!

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are most often the last teeth in the mouth to erupt, which can cause problems for patients if there is not enough room left for these teeth to grow in correctly. Without proper space, a tooth may be unable to break through the jawbone or gum tissues in order to erupt, becoming impacted, or may grow in incorrectly, at the wrong angle or in the wrong position. This can lead to a number of oral health problems, such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Cyst formation
  • Jawbone damage
  • Damage to surrounding teeth
  • Infected gums or soft tissue
  • Misaligned teeth requiring orthodontic care

In these cases, our dentist may recommend removing the wisdom teeth altogether to avoid further complications. Each smile is different, and after examining your whole mouth, our dentist will make personalized recommendations based on whether your smile would benefit from wisdom teeth extraction. Our team will also take steps to ensure your procedure is as comfortable as possible and that you fully understand the pre- and post-operation instructions. To learn more about wisdom teeth removal, call or visit our office today.