Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines
1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Do I Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

dca-blog_recognizing-impacted-wisdom-teeth

It is believed that ancient man had bigger mouths and a greater need for a few extra teeth later in life. However, the third molars, or wisdom teeth, are seemingly useless to modern man. These four teeth that line the upper and lower portions of the back of the mouth are cause for distress, pain, and discomfort, and lead to wisdom teeth removal for many people. Nearly 85% of all individuals must have their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their lives, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). This makes routine monitoring of your dental health by your dentist in Pembroke Pines essential to your long-term wellbeing.

Do I Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth?

Because the signs and symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth are not always obvious, a proper diagnosis by your dentist is required. However, some people do experience symptoms if they have impacted wisdom teeth. If you experience any of the following, see your dentist in Pembroke Pines to determine if you require tooth extraction:

  • Pain
  • Inflammation around your jaw
  • Red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums
  • Headaches or aching of your jaw
  • Foul breath
  • Bad taste in your mouth

Will I Require Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Not everyone requires wisdom teeth removal, but those with symptoms of possible complications will require a tooth extraction. A simple outpatient procedure, wisdom teeth removal is generally done at the dentist’s office. Local or general anesthesia may be given during the tooth extraction process to minimize discomfort.

Your dentist will first make an incision in the gums and remove any bone that might be blocking the impacted wisdom teeth. Then, each tooth is removed carefully and the socket is packed with gauze. The incisions are then stitched and the healing process starts.

Are There Risks in Deciding to Not Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Although proceeding with wisdom teeth removal is your decision, it is a good idea to discuss your options with your dentist in Pembroke Pines and seek a second opinion, if you wish. Even if your wisdom teeth are not symptomatic, you could be at risk for complications. Most dentists prefer to remove the wisdom teeth before age 30, because the bone is more flexible, which reduces the possibility of complications during the tooth extraction. Not removing impacted wisdom teeth can lead to complications, including:

  • Development of cysts
  • Infection of gums
  • Increased bacteria in the teeth and gums
  • Poor alignment of teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Damage to adjacent teeth
  • Chronic discomfort in mouth

While your wisdom teeth may not be causing discomfort now, regular monitoring of them is critical to maintaining good dental care. You will need to visit your dentist in Pembroke Pines for an exam and x-rays that can diagnose damage, disease, and the risk of wisdom teeth complications.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Pembroke Pines, call Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines today at (954) 417-6146 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pembroke Pines. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I have been coming to this office for at least 30 years. Everyone takes good care of myself and family. I always recommend the office to my coworkers
Linda M.
This office is very professional and the staff is super kind! They make sure to make you feel comfortable and at home in their office
Jenille E.
I’ve been coming to Mautner Dentistry for several years and the staff is always so warm and welcoming. Today was no different! Dr. Paul, April and Judy took excellent care of me. It’s […]
E W.
Professional, talented, timely
Roseann P.
Very nice staff and the new dentist is very good ..I still miss dr Mautner but love his office
Julie S.
The staff is very professional and courteous! My family and I have been coming for years. Thank you for being the best!
Leslie C.
Although I hate going to the dentist, I don’t mind it so much once I’m in thier office. The staff is warm, friendly, and familiar.
Ralph G.
Great personal care!
Marcia G.
There are no words to express my gratitude towards Dr. Lavenka and her staff. I used to hate going to the dentist and as a result, now need considerable dental work. Not only are they professional, […]
Kevin M.
Great customer service and always a friendly staff
Joseph G.
This office, Dentist, hyphenate Randi and staff are all WONDERFUL!!!!
Cindy S.
I am absolutely in love with this dentist office. I feel so comfortable and well taken care of. They are professional and totally human and kind. The entire staff is beyond wonderful.
Maria G.
Dr. B-L and her entire staff will exceed your expectations…always.
Janet L.
Great staff and amazing Dentist. My experience was painless.
Anna E.
Long time patient, never had a bad experience. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Joseph R.
Randy was gentle, reassuring, thorough. I have avoided dental cleanings for MANY years due to previous bad experiences. Although I still don’t like the idea, I no longer have the degree of fear […]
Dorothy E.
The team at this office is amazing! They are great at creating a comfortable environment and are extremely professional. Every appointment I have had with them has been excellent!
Desiree C.
Dr. Bouchard & her staff are courteous, competent & professional. The office is very clean. Exceptional dental office!!!
Maryse L.
Wonderful staff, True Professionals. A pleasant environment, very clean. Great Music. I would recommend them to everyone, you will not leave disappointed. Give them a visit & see for yourself.
Michael M.
I was treated well by an excellent, well-trained group of professionals.
Joey S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (954) 417-6146
Our Location