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Wisdom Teeth Removal: Are You a Candidate? Marietta, GA

Wisdom Teeth Removal: Are You a Candidate?

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Extracting permanent teeth is not common, unless you are referring to wisdom teeth. These third set of molars are known for causing more harm than good. In fact, they don’t provide any substantial functional benefit and they typically don’t have room to erupt in a comfortable or proper manner. For a large number of patients, wisdom teeth removal is suggested. This is a simple oral surgery that is commonly performed on patients between the ages of 16 and 21. However, it can be done in later adulthood as well.

What could go wrong if you chose to ignore your dentist’s recommendation of wisdom teeth removal? There’s a variety of scenarios, including the following:

Partial Eruption

If here is not enough jaw space for a wisdom tooth to fully erupt, it may only partially come through the gum line. This opens the door for gum infection and decay is highly likely. In fact, decay is a greater possibility even if your wisdom teeth come in fully, as they are difficult to keep clean due to the far back location in your mouth. You may experience pain, swelling and tenderness at the site.


Impacted wisdom teeth represent the most severe consequence of neglecting wisdom teeth removal. This is caused when the wisdom teeth grow in sideways and get wedged into the neighboring tooth. The impaction can produce a host of issues, ranging from painful jaw cysts, nerve damage, jaw discomfort, shifting teeth and more.

Although you may not be too excited about getting your teeth pulled, it is a small sacrifice to make in order to protect the health and comfort of your smile. Most patients have short recovery after wisdom teeth removal and of course sedation dentistry can be utilized during your actual procedure. Call Gilreath Family Dentistry today to schedule your wisdom teeth evaluation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Based on 307 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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