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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Male Patient in Chair with Dental HygienistOften called third molars, wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to erupt in the mouth, and usually make their appearance between the ages of 17 and 25. Yet, in a large majority of cases, there is not sufficient room for wisdom teeth to come in, causing pain and discomfort. What’s more, for those having received orthodontic treatment, the concern is that erupting wisdom teeth will cause crowding or misalignments. As such, wisdom teeth removal or extraction is often necessary to preserve one’s oral health.

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase “impacted wisdom teeth.” When teeth are impacted, this means that there is not enough room for them to push through gum tissues. The Mayo Clinic lists the following reasons why impacted wisdom teeth are removed:

  • An impacted wisdom tooth might grow at an angle towards an adjacent molar
  • An impacted wisdom tooth might grow at an angle towards the back of the mouth
  • An impacted wisdom tooth might grow at a right angle, or in a “lying down” position, in relation to surrounding teeth
  • An impacted wisdom tooth might become lodged in the jawbone

Needless to say, an impacted wisdom tooth can become a trap for food and bacteria, which can lead to tooth decay and periodontal gum disease. If an infection develops, a tooth abscess may also form, and this could cause tremendous pain.

Unfortunately, wisdom teeth removal has encountered a bad reputation in the past, leaving patients skeptical of the procedure. Yet, when performed by a highly trained and reputable dentist, wisdom teeth removal can be a comfortable, pain-free procedure.

Expert Wisdom Tooth Removal in Marietta

Such is the case at Grateful Dental in Marietta, where Dr. Leia Porcaro performs expert wisdom tooth removal with advanced options in sedation dentistry to help patients relax during treatment. Dr. Porcaro’s cordial demeanor and experience in tooth extraction is one reason why many choose Grateful Dental as their dental provider.

To learn more about your options for wisdom tooth removal, call Grateful Dental today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Leia Porcaro
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2000 Powers Ferry Rd SE, #1
Marietta, GA 30067
(678) 593-2979

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Had a great visit! Janice was a pleasure and Dr. Porcaro was very personable. They both made me feel at ease. The doctors husband (can’t remember his name) was able to find the best financing to fit our budget. I would definitely recommend Grateful Dental to my friends and family.


Very professional place ! Scheduling appointments can be done quickly and very easily online. Clean and updated office. All the staffs are very friendly. Never have to wait long for my appointment. My cleaning went well today and a big thank you to Terra. She is the best!

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I have always had a pleasant experience at each visit. The wait time is not long at all . They make sure that the patient are always comfortable. So thank you Grateful Dental for your services.

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