Wisdom Teeth Removal Is A Common Preventive Procedure
Since wisdom teeth are the last to develop in your mouth, certain challenges may arise. There may not be enough space left in the jaw so wisdom teeth can erupt partially or not, increasing the risk of nerve complications.
If your doctor in Boston has recommended wisdom teeth removal, here is all you need to know about this dental procedure.
What Exactly Is Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical, dental procedure to extract wisdom teeth located at the back of your mouth. It is a procedure that can take place to solve an existing dental problem or prevent future problems.
Partially erupted wisdom teeth are particularly challenging to clean, and cavities and infections can develop in the surrounding teeth if food gets stuck in them.
Why Do I Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Your dentist in Boston may recommend wisdom teeth removal if you have:
- Crowded teeth
- A partially erupted tooth
- An awkward angle of eruption
- An infection from impacted teeth
- A cavity in the wisdom tooth or surrounding tooth
Will All My Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?
Sometimes only one wisdom tooth may need removal, and at other times only the lower or upper wisdom teeth will require this surgery. If you’re in your 20s, you can have all your four wisdom teeth extracted before they erupt. Wisdom teeth are much easier to remove and heal at a younger age.
In older patients, impacted teeth may be removed one by one, with time given for each extraction to heal. The extraction surgery may take longer because the tooth is set into the jaw. Older patients also take longer to recover from wisdom teeth extraction. Regardless of age, do take time off from work, get plenty of rest and eat soft foods as healing progresses.
Get Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction Consultation Today
Our specialists at Arch Street Dental are ready to provide further information about wisdom teeth extraction. Schedule your consultation today.