Wisdom Teeth Can Be A Pain
Most adults have had their wisdom teeth removed, and if they have children, they know that this will more than likely be something that they have to have done for them. Why do wisdom teeth cause issues for most people?
The Pain of Wisdom Teeth
Your wisdom teeth usually come into the mouth between the ages of 17 to 21 years of age. Due to these teeth being last to come through, there is often not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth. These teeth were an evolutionary trait due to humans often losing teeth. Now that tooth loss has substantially decreased, wisdom teeth can be safely removed by our dentist if they are causing pain or discomfort. Some of the reason that these teeth are removed include:
1. The teeth are coming in tilted, sideways or another abnormal position.
2. Due to lack of space, they are trapped below the gum line.
3. The wisdom teeth have resulted in trapped food or bacteria causing periodontitis.
4. The jaws are becoming misaligned due to these teeth.
5. The wisdom teeth are beginning to decay due to improper hygiene which is common as wisdom teeth are hard to reach.
Preparing for Wisdom Teeth Removal
Once our dentist decides that those wisdom teeth must be removed, we will try and get the patient in as soon as possible. The reason being is that the dentist wants to ensure that the problems do not progress and cause more issues for the patient. So how can you prepare:
1. Be sure to listen to all the before care instructions that the dentist may give you.
2. Ask questions if you have them.
3. Most important, keep the appointment!
The removal of wisdom teeth is something that you cannot put off. Why? If you allow these wisdom teeth to stay in place, depending upon what they are doing in your mouth, it could lead to tons of pain and even infections that cause life threatening issues. If you fear that wisdom teeth are the issue for you, be sure to see your dentist. In most cases, they can take an x-ray to find out whether wisdom teeth are to blame for your issues.
If you have any concerns or questions about your wisdom teeth, schedule a consultation with Westfield Family Dental, your top dentists in Westfield, IN.