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WHY WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL?
Wisdom teeth are notorious for causing a lot of pain and discomfort in even the most resilient of mouths. If they’re awkwardly wedged between your gum and other teeth it can become impossible to manage the constant ache. Undergoing a wisdom teeth removal at Boynton Beach‘s Somi Dental Group procedure can bring you that much-needed relief.
WHAT ARE WISDOM TEETH?
The final lot of permanent teeth to come in are your wisdom teeth. This third set of molars typically appear when you are in your late teens or early adulthood. A few centuries ago, dental care wasn’t what it used to be and people routinely lost several teeth in adulthood. This made room for the wisdom teeth which could comfortably fit in the mouth. With improvements in dental care and restorative dentistry, we don’t lose as many teeth anymore. Which is why some people find that there isn’t enough space to accommodate this “extra” set of molars.
In addition, some wisdom teeth can be aligned oddly. They might start to crowd out other neighboring teeth and cause damage to them. This could even impact your jawbone and affect the nerves in the area.
WHEN WISDOM TEETH CAUSE PROBLEMS
Unfortunately, this set of molars are prone to causing a host of problems. If you experience one or more of these symptoms or issues, you are a good candidate for wisdom tooth removal:
- Misalignment of teeth
- Jaw damage
- Damage to other teeth
- An increasing rate of tooth decay
- Sinus issues
- Gum Inflammation
These problems could be linked to your wisdom teeth and will often worsen as time goes by if they’re left untreated.
IF I DON'T GET MY WISDOM TEETH REMOVED, AM I AT RISK?
Not everyone has a problem with their wisdom teeth.
Many use them like their other teeth with the usual oral hygiene routine and nothing special beyond that. Still, it won’t hurt to have them checked even if you’re not in pain. Some people don’t actually even develop these wisdom teeth at all!
If your wisdom tooth has no space to grow and is wedged between the bone and other teeth and only partially erupted, it is labeled “impacted”. Such impacted wisdom teeth need to be extracted to avoid causing further infection, inflammation, or pain. If they’ve partially erupted, this means that there is a small opening near the tooth where bacteria can enter and bring on infection, swelling, and pain.
Other affects of an impacted wisdom tooth
It might also make your jaw go stiff. Such teeth are more susceptible to gum disease as well as tooth decay. Even in terms of day to day maintenance, such teeth are a challenge. Their location in the far reaches of the mouth means that even brushing and flossing can be hard to manage.
Either Dr. Lopez or Dr. Vasquez will first conduct a complete examination of your mouth and jaw and may also use dental X rays to determine the location of the wisdom teeth and how their position can affect other teeth and the jaw. The actual procedure of wisdom tooth removal will depend on whether or not the tooth has already broken through your gum or not. For a tooth that has erupted(broken through), a simple extraction by the dentist is all that’s needed. He will loosen it up and then remove it using their forceps.
WHAT ABOUT WISDOM TEETH THAT HAVEN’T ERUPTED?
For wisdom teeth that haven’t erupted, the extraction will require an incision. For this surgical extraction, you will be given local anesthesia and Dr. Lopez or Dr. Vasquez will make a small cut in your gums to allow him to pull out the tooth. The tooth is extracted along with its roots. After this, the incision is closed up with sutures.
If a tooth is impacted in the jawbone a portion of the jawbone itself will also need to be cut away by your doctor to remove the tooth.
STOP THE PAIN, SCHEDULE YOUR WISDOM TOOTH REMOVAL TODAY
Don’t try to bear the pain, contact Somi Dental Group right away
Spare yourself any further agony and book a consultation with the team at The Somi Dental Group in Boynton Beach, Florida. Lead dentist Dr. Arnaldo Lopez along with his highly skilled team will put you out of your misery. The warm and welcoming atmosphere and quiet efficiency of this new age dentistry center will instantly put you at ease. Your wisdom teeth removal at Boynton Beach‘s Somi Dental Group will seem effortless. Find out more by calling or visiting the center in Boynton Beach, FL.