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Dental Insurance Plans, Help and Information about Wisdom teeth

Friday, Nov. 5th 2010 6:31 PM

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to come in the back of the jaw bone, know most commonly as the third molars.

Most people get their wisdom teeth between the ages of 15 – 25 years old.

If you cannot see them toward the rear of your mouth, wisdom teeth can be detected by an x-ray given by your dentist.

What are some of the dental problems associated with wisdom teeth?

Sometimes wisdom teeth can cause crowding of the teeth, infections, cysts, tumors, jaw and gum disease.

A wisdom tooth can become impacted,  which is when the tooth is  entrapped completely or partially by soft tissue which can also be a cause of bacterial infections.

Sometimes wisdom teeth can be painful when they are erupting through the soft tissue and can become swollen and or infected.

Should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

It depends on a lot of variables such as whether they are impacted and causing pain, they are growing in and moving your good teeth. It is best to contact a dentist. Keep in mind some people never have their wisdom teeth removed.

Does dental insurance cover wisdom teeth extraction?

Some dental insurance plans and dental discount plans cover a portion of the cost for wisdom teeth extraction. Please refer to our web site and enter your zip code. Then review the different benefit schedules for your area. Nearly all of the dental insurance plans we sell offer coverage for this dental procedure

In order to review the plans we have available on just put in your zip code in the quote box that toward the top of the screen. If you have any questions you can call our member services line a 310-534-3444 CA time 8am – 5pm M-F.  And remember we are here to help your find the best dental insurance and or plan to fit all your  dental needs.

Posted on Friday, Nov. 5th 2010 6:31 PM | by carol | in Dental Help | No Comments »

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