Dr. Gregory E. Anderson PC Proudly Serves Logan and Garland, Utah
Oral and maxillofacial surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training, on top of dental school. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Anderson manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, performing a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgeries ranging from dental implants to wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. Dr. Anderson is proud to serve Logan, UT and its surrounding areas.
Dr. Anderson’s surgical staff are all certified oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants, who have experience assisting in administration of IV sedation and surgery. To learn more about wisdom teeth removal in Logan, UT visit Dr. Anderson’s website. Dr. Anderson’s main office is located at 1395 North 400 East, Suite B, Logan, UT (above Cache Valley Oxygen).
When considering whether or not have your wisdom teeth removed there are a few important questions to ask. Here’s a few frequently asked questions for your consideration.
Getting your wisdom teeth removed is most often a precautionary measure, to avoid a number of possible complications. If a wisdom entirely breaks through the gums and is correctly aligned, wisdom teeth might not need to be removed. Unfortunately, this is not very common and most wisdom teeth are impacted. 9 out 10 people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth, making the complications from impacted teeth very common. If a patient elects to keep their wisdom teeth, we recommend regular cleanings and visits to the dentist so that his or her wisdom teeth remain healthy and to ensure they are not causing any problems.
How serious is an impacted wisdom tooth?
An impacted wisdom tooth can cause problems, some more serious than others. An impacted tooth occurs when there is not enough room in the mouth for the tooth to break through the gums. Wisdom teeth can also partially break through the gums, meaning that a portion of the tooth is visible while the rest is still beneath the surface. Partially exposed wisdom are susceptible to tooth decay because they are often hard to reach and difficult to clean because of their awkward position. Impacted teeth can cause damage to neighboring teeth, the jawbone, and nerves along the jaw to name a just a few.
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