7110 Highland Road, White Lake, MI 48383

(248) 887-8387
Follow Us Online:


Find Us

Dentist in White Lake MI
David J. Campbell DDS
7110 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48383
(248) 887-8387
Dentist in White Lake MI Call For Pricing Options!
Map & Directions



Our Blog

By David J. Campbell DDS
February 23, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: wisdom teeth  

Find out some of the most common warning signs that wisdom teeth need to be extracted.

When wisdom teeth start to come in, it can be challenging to know whether your teen will need to have their teeth out. But when they come in for their six-month visits, your White Lake, MI family dentist, Dr. David Campbell, would be happy to examine this last set of Wisdom Teethmolars to determine if they need to come out soon. Find out why wisdom teeth so often need to be removed and whether there is a better time for an extraction.

While wisdom teeth don’t always need to be removed if they fully erupt, are healthy and don’t cause issues for the rest of your smile, most of the time these molars don’t have enough room to properly come in. This can cause other issues for surrounding teeth and your bite.

Your dentist in White Lake will often recommend that your teen have their wisdom teeth out if they are dealing with any of these dental issues as a result of these teeth coming in:

  • Tumors
  • Damage to neighboring teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Pain
  • Persistent infections around the tooth
  • Cysts
  • Impacted wisdom teeth (teeth that don’t fully erupt through the gums)
  • Wisdom teeth that grow near the nerves of the jaw

It isn’t always clear whether wisdom teeth need to be removed, so it’s always best to talk to your general dentist in White Lake to find out if your wisdom teeth are healthy or if they will need to be extracted. You may not even be experiencing any problem yet, but if your wisdom teeth are already erupting crooked or may cause issues in the future we will recommend removing them. After all, we want you to maintain a healthy smile for the rest of your life.

If it’s time to schedule your child’s next six-month cleaning or if you want to talk to our White Lake, MI general dentist, Dr. Campbell, about your wisdom teeth, don’t hesitate to call our office today and schedule that much-needed appointment.