Reasons to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
If wisdom teeth growth is the bane of your existence, with incessant pain keeping you up at night, making you irritable and rendering you incapable of chewing and swallowing food, let alone enjoying your favorite flavors, there is only one way to go: schedule wisdom teeth removal in Temecula’s leading oral surgery office.
Wisdom teeth get a bad reputation for a good reason. Namely, wisdom teeth are known to erupt late, after the jaw has already formed. As a result, there is not enough room in the jaw and excess pressure on the surrounding teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth come with a whole host of complications of their own.
But what happens if your wisdom teeth cause no complications whatsoever? Is it safe to forgo wisdom teeth removal altogether?
Can I leave my wisdom teeth in?
It is possible to leave wisdom teeth in, as long as they meet certain criteria. To avoid removal, your wisdom teeth have to be:
- fully erupted without complications
- completely healthy
- properly positioned so as not to disrupt occlusion and biting
- simple and easy to access and clean
Do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
If you wait too long to have your wisdom teeth checked and, if necessary, removed, you run the risk of multiple complications. Even if you are lucky enough to have plenty of room in your mouth for normal and successful wisdom teeth eruption, that is no guarantee that complications will not arise at a later time, which is why your oral surgeon should examine you to make sure your wisdom teeth are not putting pressure on your other teeth or moving your bite out of alignment.
What happens if you wait too long to get wisdom teeth out?
If you wait too long to get your wisdom teeth out, especially if they become impacted, they can cause a variety of problems that worsen the longer you wait. On the other hand, getting them out in a timely manner not only reduces the risk of complications, but may also bring benefits such as lower risk of cavities and infections, as well as enhanced biting.
What happens if you never get your wisdom teeth pulled out?
If your wisdom teeth have grown fully and properly, at the correct angle and without getting in the way of other teeth roots and the surrounding soft and bone tissue, you can avoid wisdom teeth removal. But the majority of us are unlike our ancestors and have small jaws that are not equipped to accommodate wisdom teeth.
As a result, we may face the following complications with severe ramifications if we decide to ignore the common symptoms of problematic wisdom teeth and choose not to have our wisdom teeth extracted in a timely manner:
- Halitosis or bad breath
- Swelling, tenderness or bleeding of the gums
- Jaw pain, swelling or stiffness
- Difficulty opening the mouth
Can removing wisdom teeth change your face?
Wisdom teeth are positioned in the far corners of the mouth, which makes it highly unlikely that removing them will have any impact on the person’s facial structure and features. In fact, it is leaving your wisdom teeth in when there are potential risks and complications that may lead to severe damage to your dental and oral health, the surrounding teeth, soft tissue and bone structure and, by extent, affect your aesthetic appearance in a negative way.
Consult the leading wisdom teeth removal office in Temecula Valley
At Temecula Facial Oral Surgery, we take actions in your best interest. If your wisdom teeth are not functional and may even cause problems to your oral and dental health right now or in the future, time is of the essence, and you need to schedule a full and comprehensive consultation with an experienced wisdom teeth removal specialist.
The initial wisdom teeth evaluation is normally reserved for patients between the ages of 17 and 21, but Dr. Tsvetov has experience in working with patients of all ages and he will assess your risk of complications and recommend the optimal course of action in your case. Whether you need urgent wisdom teeth extraction or mere consultation, we’ve got you covered. Find out why we have a strong reputation among patients in Temecula and other communities. Call now!
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