The teeth we call ”wisdom teeth” are the final set of molars that emerge from the gums. This usually occurs in the late teens or early twenties, when we, ourselves, are emerging-from childhood into young adulthood. Sometimes, people have enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in naturally. Others are not so lucky and have to have those teeth removed, sometimes surgically. Southwest Family Dentistry of Lake City, FL, can remove your problem wisdom teeth and make sure you avoid future problems, from the pain of impaction to bacterial infection due to difficulty in cleaning. Dr. Batlle is your highly skilled and trained dentist who can handle any problems that you may have with your wisdom teeth. He is the “go to” dentist in Lake City, FL for top quality, excellent dental care.

If your dental x-rays show that your wisdom teeth are impacted, this means that they are coming in at an angle that can cause pain and structural damage to the jaw or other teeth. When this occurs, our doctor can surgically remove the impacted wisdom teeth in order to avoid more problems in the future. Some people experience wisdom teeth that erupt through the gums at an angle or which don’t fully emerge. These teeth can cause infections and create an area that is difficult to clean. These problems make it important to have impacted teeth removed to avoid bigger problems later.

Wisdom teeth removal is a very common dental procedure that Dr. Batlle has a lot of experience with, having performed it many times. The procedure requires a great deal of training, skill and expertise, and you can count on Dr. Batlle for all of these things. General anesthesia is applied so you will feel no pain during the entire treatment.

Wisdom teeth are recommended for extraction when they affect surrounding teeth and nearby tissues, cause infections and tooth decay, and get in the way of orthodontic treatment. Southwest Family Dentistry can assess your wisdom teeth with x-rays and advise you of a course of action that will be tailored to your individual needs. Your dental health is important to us! Let our helpful, friendly staff answer your questions and schedule your evaluation today!