Wisdom teeth are the last of your teeth to “come in”. It goes without saying, when Wisdom teeth are causing severe pain and discomfort, there is no arguing that they need to removed. However, dentists all over the nation agree that the best strategy to treating wisdom teeth is through a proactive approach.
Oftentimes a wisdom tooth will grow at an odd angle, causing it to become impacted. When this happens, patients feel pain and severe discomfort. Furthermore, the following complications can arise from an impacted wisdom tooth:
Damage to an adjacent tooth
Development of a fluid-filled sac (cyst) around the wisdom tooth
Damage to surrounding bone
Complications with orthodontic treatments to straighten other teeth
Ultimately, modern dental rationale about wisdom teeth is very simple: You have nothing to gain from keeping them, but you have a lot to risk from keeping them. Thanks to modern technology and advancements, removing wisdom teeth is now easier and less painful than ever before. We offer sedation dentistry, so you can be asleep throughout the entire process if you wish. Either way, your entire mouth will be completely numb—you will not feel a thing!
To learn more about Wisdom Teeth Extraction, or to have the current status of your wisdom teeth comprehensively assessed, give us a call or book a consultation today!