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Wisdom teeth can be a kind of a show-and-tell item for a number of teenagers (and some adults), but getting rid of them could be in your greatest interest if you’ve had them erupt. Here are some reasons why you should consider having your totally- or partially-erupted wisdom teeth removed at our office:

Even if wisdom teeth themselves are healthy, they can affect your other pearly whites. Otherwise healthy pearly whites can be harmed by impacted wisdom teeth pushing against them, eventually leading to chips and/or crowding.

The most usual case with erupted wisdom teeth is that they become infected and the neighboring gums inflamed since they are too hard to get to with just a toothbrush. And when that wearing down isn’t stopped, it can advance into gum disease, which can affect the neighboring chompers and gums as well as central organs outside of the mouth.

Finally, wisdom teeth can lead to the formation of liquid-filled cysts and tumors near the bottom of the chompers, causing destruction to the bone and the jaw as well as the chompers and nerves.

Our Joseph Goodman, DDS, DMD team in Beverly Hills, California can be reached at 310-734-4557. We invite you to get ahold of us now to set up your next checkup. Dr. Joseph Goodman and Dr. Lisa Kim are always ready to do our very best to support your oral health needs!