The development of your last set of molars is a pivotal step in your smile as you reach adulthood. These are commonly called your wisdom teeth, and they can cause serious damage if they grow incorrectly. Your wisdom teeth are evolutionary holdovers from a time when we needed more chewing power, but are now mostly unnecessary. In fact, they often grow erratically, pushing other teeth aside as they come in.
Speak with your provider at Silk Dental Wellness in Dallas, TX about your third molars and be sure to stick to your timeline of routine cleanings and examinations. Every mouth is different, but if it has been longer than six months since your last checkup, take the time to maintain your smile. Consistent imagery gives your provider a view into your jaw, so that they can help you to avoid issues before they occur. Your wisdom teeth can alter your alignment or even crack your enamel, so take their growth with the seriousness it deserves.
Why Do We Have Them If We Do Not Need Our Wisdom Teeth?
The answer to this question is that our mouths have not had a chance to catch up to our evolutionary development. Early humans relied upon eating raw meat, which required more chewing power. The last set of molars were a way for them to be able to rip apart tougher material than we are accustomed to eating. Over time, our jaws have become slimmer, leaving us with less room for these teeth.
If you are a teen or a young adult, set aside the time for your imagery. People of all ages require a semiannual checkup every six months. You might require more frequent visits, depending on your specific needs; talk with your provider about all of your health concerns so that they can take them into consideration.
Consistent Visits Gives Your Provider More Tools
Digital x-rays at our office can help you through early diagnosis of concerns related to your wisdom teeth. These last molars can push your existing teeth out of alignment, causing overlapping and crowding. For many young people, they have just completed alignment treatment when their wisdom teeth start to pose problems. For the protection of your alignment, stick to your schedule for imagery. Your third set of molars can also cause breaks or cracks in your existing teeth, so be proactive in your preventive care.
Tracking Wisdom Tooth Development In Uptown Dallas
The extraction of your wisdom teeth is a pivotal step in your growth to adulthood. Call SILK Dental Wellness in Dallas, TX at (214)969-7455 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our team. Consistent imagery allows you to take charge of your dental care!