Wisdom teeth are the third and last set of molars you will have emerged. They typically arrive later in life and are located in the deepest recesses of the back of your mouth. Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure.
Wisdom teeth frequently emerge misaligned. As a result, they can cause crowding of the other teeth in your mouth.
Sometimes wisdom teeth remain hidden partly below the gum line and can cause issues with your jawline or damage to nerves producing pain.
Do I Need To Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
If you experience any kind of wisdom teeth pain, you should have that looked at by a dentist. The pain may be a signal of something more serious such as crowding or impacted wisdom teeth. The only way to be sure is through x-rays taken during regular dental check-ups.
Typically dentists and oral surgeons will recommend removal of wisdom teeth to reduce any further problem from developing. Impacted wisdom teeth, in particular, are potential health hazards as they can become infected. Tooth decay and gum disease may result.
Do You Have To Be Put To Sleep When You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Out?
Wisdom teeth removal is a standard procedure performed in the dental office or office of an oral surgeon. As this is generally considered an outpatient procedure, the exact specifics related to the removal of wisdom teeth will vary from one patient to another based on various factors.
Those factors will include how and where the wisdom teeth are positioned prior to removal. The entire procedure will be conducted with the use of a local anaesthetic. This will be used to numb pain. Sedation may be required and will be discussed with you during your examination.
What Happens If You Don’t Get Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out?
Dentists will tell you that although you may not experience problems with your wisdom teeth at the present time, there is a chance that you will eventually. While it is far easier to remove them when you are younger, the procedure may become more risky as you age.
For younger patients, the wisdom teeth roots are not completely developed. This means that the bone is not as dense and can be removed more easily. As for older patients, the healing time following wisdom teeth removal can take a great deal longer due to a more intense recovery.
What Should You Do If You Feel Wisdom Teeth Pain?
The first thing you should do if you experience pain or swelling around the location of your wisdom teeth or stiffness in your jaw is that you should contact us. At Forster Dental Centre we will schedule an examination to determine the cause of the pain you are experiencing.
If it is the result of the movement of your wisdom teeth, it may be best to schedule a procedure for you in order to have those teeth removed. For more information about wisdom teeth removal or any other oral health issue, contact us today at Forster Dental Centre.