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Wisdom teeth are often removed to help keep your teeth aligned. Our dentists, Dr. Robert Stemme and associates with St. Louis County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Chesterfield, Missouri, understand the big decision surgical removal can be, which is why we are happy to talk to you about the benefits having them removed.

For starters, wisdom teeth are very common in people and can cause an alignment issue inside the jawline. Generally, wisdom teeth do not have enough room grow in properly with the other teeth. As a result, they become impacted or grow in incorrectly causing pain and misalignment issues in your smile. Wisdom teeth are known for producing problems with your oral health. Even if they do not trouble you when they first appear, they may start to cause problems or pain eventually down the road.

Some common complications that wisdom teeth can generate include infections, crowding or damaging your other teeth, and severe decay that can happen because they are very hard to reach all angles. That is why if your health care professional suggests the removal of your wisdom teeth, it is because the removal of them could help your oral health in the future.

If you have questions about your oral health or would like to make an appointment about your wisdom teeth, please call 314-434-0493 to set up a consultation. Our experts are proud to give you advice about your wisdom teeth and help you in any way we can.