Wisdom teeth are extracted to correct problems with the teeth, or to prevent problems that may
occur in the future. As your wisdom teeth come in, some of the problems that can occur include:
Your jaw may not be large enough for them, and they may become impacted and unable to
break through your gums.
Your wisdom teeth may break partway through your gums, causing a flap of gum tissue to
grow over them. Food and germs can get trapped under the flap and cause your gums to
become red, swollen, and painful. These are signs of periodontal infection.
More serious problems can develop from impacted teeth, such as infection, damage to other
teeth and bone, or a cyst.
One or more of your wisdom teeth may come in at an awkward angle, with the top of the
tooth facing forward, backward, or to either side.
The ideal time to remove your wisdom teeth is before they begin to cause you any pain or
discomfort. While some people do have room for their wisdom teeth, those without space can be
identified early through routine x-rays.
If you live in Grants Pass or the surrounding areas, Dr. Tanner would be happy to discuss your
individual circumstances and offer recommendations to help you feel comfortable with your
The best 3D technology available allows us to see vital areas in wisdom teeth removal
To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us.