Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth or 3rd molars are the last teeth which erupt in an adult, they usually start erupting at the age of 18 unless they are congenitally missing or trapped under the bone or adjacent tooth. Most of the time we hear the question " should I remove my wisdom teeth ?" Bellow, we explain the different scenario which may apply to you.
Erupted wisdom teeth:
If there is enough room in the jaw bone to accommodate the wisdom teeth in a correct position, in relation to the opposing and adjacent teeth and patient can keep them clean they can be left in the mouth and be monitored regularly for possible gum infection in the future. Otherwise due to limited access to reach them for proper brushing and flossing, usually they decay or cause gingivitis or gum infection in the area, in such case it is advised to be removed, to keep the gum healthy and prevent gum problem or decay on the adjacent teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth:
Sometimes there is not enough room in the jaw for wisdom teeth to erupt, or the angel of their eruption is not correct and they get trapped under the adjacent tooth or in the bone, in these cases it is recommended to remove them as soon as possible in early adulthood to prevent form possibility of cyst formation around them or causing damage to the adjacent tooth.
Removing the wisdom teeth need to be performed by a dentist who has experience to reduce the risk of possible complications.
After the surgery, patient need to take the prescribed medication and follow the instructions truly to reduce the risk of post surgery infection or complications. Usually patient can go to work the next day.
Give us a call to schedule your wisdom teeth evaluation appointment and talk to Dr. Rahgozar who has a vast experience in wisdom teeth surgery.
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