As a Fairhope dentist wisdom teeth extraction is a very common oral surgery. Dentists can extract them easily but many of them are not too keen to do it because of possible side effects such as disruption of sinus functionality, jaw pain and shifting of surrounding teeth.
Before we touch on wisdom teeth extraction cost, let's have a look at the possible side effects of this relatively minor surgery.
If you are aged 35 years or more, the complication risks are quite high. If you are over 50 years old, the risk levels shoot higher because the bone have fused with the teeth due to the aging process. That is the key reason why dentists often recommend wisdom teeth extraction when they spotted potential problems and their clients is still in their teens.
To determine whether your third molars (that's the name some people have for wisdom teeth), dentists would look at the anatomical features around the problem area and deploy digital x-rays before coming to a conclusion whether to extract your wisdom tooth.
Broadly speaking, there are two types of peope who can extract your teeth - general dentist and oral surgeon. We here at SweetWater Dentistry are a general Fairhope dentist capable of doing extractions. Please give us a call to get a wisdom tooth consult!