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Why Alpharetta area patients may need wisdom tooth extraction

Alpharetta area patients may need wisdom tooth extraction

The removal of wisdom teeth has become a standard practice for many dentists. These teeth, also known as the third molars, are well-known for becoming problematic. The wisdom tooth develops in the far back of the mouth. While it may not be painful for individuals, it may still make patients susceptible to the development of cavities and even periodontal disease.

At the Atlanta Center for Dental Health, Dr. Bradley R. Hepler and his team of professionals help patients determine situations which may require extraction of a wisdom tooth. Alpharetta area patients book an appointment with their dentist for a consultation and initial examination. X-rays may be taken to determine if a wisdom tooth has become impacted. At this point, many patients feel pain and discomfort because the tooth is pushing into the rest of the teeth in the dental arch. This is one reason for surgical extraction.

Wisdom teeth are also susceptible to causing jaw damage if cysts have formed around them. This may result in damage to the nerves and become a permanent issue. Due to the location of wisdom teeth, they can be difficult to brush and floss, therefore putting patients at risk for periodontal disease and dental decay. Sinus issues, potential misalignment, and inflamed gums are other possible issues which can indicate a need to remove a wisdom tooth.

The wisdom teeth are not necessary for proper function of the oral cavity, so removal is appropriate for many patients. Alpharetta individuals who are faced with problematic wisdom teeth may be deemed candidates for surgical extraction; decided by the dentist and the location of the tooth..

If you live in the area of Alpharetta and believe you may be in need of wisdom tooth extraction, talk to the team at the Atlanta Center for Dental Health. Our professionals provide thorough evaluations and diagnostics to determine the best course of action for new and existing patients facing extraction of one or more wisdom teeth from the smile.

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Dr. Bradley R. Hepler, founder of Atlanta Center for Dental Health, has decades of experience.

Dr. Bradley R. Hepler, founder of Atlanta Center for Dental Health, has decades of experience

Having obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Dr. Hepler followed Advanced Education in General Dentistry. He served the US Navy as a dental officer before going private in Alpharetta in 2003. He is a member of professional bodies like the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Georgia Dental Association and a founding member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. A certified FastBraces provider, Dr. Hepler stresses on continued education for himself and his staff.


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My wife and I have been working with Dr. Hepler for several years. As every patientcan appreciate, it is not the easiest to find a dentist that you feel comfortable with. He and his staff have provided fantastic guidance professionalism and talent. All with great bedside manner and skill. Our Smiles continue to get better year after year thanks to you doc. We recommend you and your staff to anybody considering a dentist in the area. We love the new facility it feels more like a resort than a dentist office. Look forward to the next visit Rick and Kara

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