Wisdom teeth can be a nuisance. This third set of molars doesn’t typically appear until years after the rest of your adult teeth, and when it does it often brings with it a whole host of dental troubles. Often these teeth do not have room in the jaw to grow in properly. This can lead to impaction, in which the teeth remain trapped below the gums. And if they do make an appearance, they often grow in only partially, leaving your mouth prone to infection; or at an angle, pushing uncomfortably against existing teeth.
Knowing the woes that impacted or improperly positioned wisdom teeth can cause, many dentists recommend that patients have their wisdom teeth removed before they’ve fully grown in. This is because it is easier to perform the extraction before the roots have formed. Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. Some people experience no difficulty, and a small number of people simply don’t grow wisdom teeth at all! Your dentist will be able to tell by examining an x-ray of the area whether yours are growing in healthy and in the right position. If the prognosis isn’t good, it’s best to look into your options early for Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Wichita KS.
Many people put this off due to anxiety over oral surgery. With today’s medical technology and the knowledge of a highly trained oral surgeon, there’s no need for anxiety. The process can be completed without general anesthesia, and should be completely painless. You should feel nothing but a little bit of pressure during the extraction.
If your wisdom teeth are intact and you are experiencing pain or repeated infection of the gums or other soft tissue, have noticed cysts forming in the area or damage to adjacent teeth, you should consult your dentist immediately. Often improperly positioned or partially impacted wisdom teeth can be prone to repeated infection, which can then spread to the rest of the mouth causing extensive and often expensive to treat damage. You can avoid this trouble through regular dental examinations and early intervention when necessary. Contact Wichita Pediatric Dentistry to discuss solutions for Wisdom Tooth Extraction in Wichita KS.