Why People may Need to get Their Wisdom Teeth Removed
In many cases, there is not enough space in the mouth for the teeth to grow in properly. This can cause them to become impacted. Impacted teeth can cause a variety of problems if the teeth are not removed.
An infection can result if the teeth do not grow in properly. This can cause the gums to become irritated and swell. It can also cause pain and problems with chewing.
Impacted teeth can also cause crowding. The teeth will have to be removed in order to prevent further damage.
Damage to the Surrounding Teeth
If there is not enough room in the mouth, then a person may be unable to clean the teeth properly. This can cause damage to the surrounding teeth. Some of the common problems include tooth decay, gum disease, and bone loss.
The Importance of Getting Wisdom Teeth Removed Early
It is best for you to get your teeth removed in your teens or early 20s. Many people get their wisdom tooth extraction in their 30s and 40s. However, the chance of complications is higher. It is easier to remove the tooth before the root has fully developed.
You will be able to heal a lot faster if you get this procedure done early in life. Furthermore, it is more difficult to treat complications in older patients.
If you need to have your teeth extracted, contact us here at Prairie Hawk Dental. We will do a thorough examination of your mouth in order to see whether your teeth have any present problems. We can also tell whether you will have problems in the future. We can determine whether an extraction will be required.
In our office, we do wisdom teeth extractions that don't require sedation and refer complex cases to a trusted oral surgeon for sedation and surgery.