Rockledge Dental
1950 Rockledge Boulevard, Suite 207, Rockledge, FL 32955

Wisdom Teeth – Unpredictable Troublemakers

dca-blog_tooth-extraction-wisdom-teeth

Wisdom teeth are the final permanent teeth to make their appearance in the human mouth. They usually erupt in your late teens or early twenties. Some may grow in normally and don’t require any special treatment. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth may become impacted when there isn’t enough room for them to grow in. Impacted teeth are encased in gum tissue or bone and can’t emerge. Some impacted teeth come in partially or at odd angles; this could potentially damage other teeth. It’s common for impacted wisdom teeth to cause major problems and require tooth extraction.

Problems Requiring Wisdom Teeth Removal
You may need to undergo wisdom teeth removal if they are causing any of these problems:

  • Wisdom teeth pain
  • Damage to other teeth
  • Infection
  • Interference with orthodontic treatment plans
  • A fluid-filled cyst around the tooth
  • Bone damage or loss

Expert Opinions Differ on Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth that aren’t causing any noticeable problems are often left alone. Dentists don’t always agree on whether or not they should be extracted as a preventative measure. Some specialists feel there is insufficient evidence to prove that impacted teeth will create future problems, so the risks are not justified. Advocates of tooth extraction make the following arguments:

  • Future problems with impacted teeth are difficult, if not impossible, to predict.
  • Having intact wisdom teeth increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Tooth extraction rarely causes serious complications in young adults.
  • Impacted wisdom teeth could be harboring disease even if there are no symptoms.
  • If you wait and then need to remove impacted teeth later in life, the risk of surgical complications is much greater.

Because everyone’s dental situation is unique, you should see a dentist if you have wisdom teeth pain or think your teeth are impacted. The dentist can determine if wisdom teeth removal is necessary.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Rockledge, call Rockledge Dental today at (321) 252-0825 or make an appointment.

Rockledge Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Rockledge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Rockledge Dental, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Rockledge Dental.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great care!
Annelyse S.
Dentist and the entire staff are just awesome
Nosh I.
Excellent service. Was greated and brought back right on time.
Clint P.
Very friendly. Great communication. Charmin was quick and painless.
Travis G.
The staff at Rockledge Dental is very friendly and professional. All the treatments I’ve received from Dr. Torras have been executed promptly, professionally, and with courtesy.
Wendy M.
Lack of waiting time…office is very organized. Staff pleasant and helpful with any questions. I feel my cleanings are excellent.
Diane D.
Patty and Charmin are awesome
Jeffrey L.
Great Staff
Michael D.
This office has provided me with exceptional dental care. From check-in, to assistance by the techs, to the compassion of Dr. Torras, I felt like a person – a patient, not a number.
S A.
I called and it was an emergency. I was able to get in 2 days latter. The staff is very nice and friendly. The dentist was amazing.
Rebecca L.
The staff is always friendly and with someone with dentist anxiety they always make me feel comfortable and talk about what is going to be done!
Ashley M.
I went for my dental cleaning and had a good visit Jennie, Pattie, and Charmon.
Davonia J.
Everyone was friendly and professional.
Andres F.
Everyone here is nice and professional – from the office staff to the techs to the Dentist. I am very happy I was referred to this office.
Leesa A.
Caring informative before and after tooth extraction.
Erma H.
Staff was very attentive. Procedures were explained to me and completed in a timely manner and with care and concern for my comfort. All my questions were answered, too. I have recommended them to […]
Susan S.
Great Staff
Michael D.
You work with us so nice. Dad with cancer, Mom hauling him, us girls, or her own appts. You have always been able to fit my family in
Melia M.
The staff service at Rockledge Dental was friendly, professional and efficient.
Mary H.
Very pleasant, felt so comfortable!! Nice facility.. Customer service awesome…..
Avis P.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (321) 252-0825
Our Location