Risks Of Keeping Your Wisdom Teeth
While no one likes undergoing a surgical procedure, whether it is simple or complicated, there are times when it becomes inevitable. Getting your wisdom tooth removed is one such instance. At a certain point in your life, it becomes necessary to live life with comfort and optimal health.
At Joe Radakovich DMD, this is precisely what we aim to achieve. Ensuring our patients’ comfort and educating them about the need and intensity of the procedure is always the utmost priority.
Why Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Important?
Choosing to keep your wisdom teeth can have certain long-term implications. For one, it elevates your risks of developing conditions such as oral infections, dental caries, and periodontal disease. Many people also experience noticeable and unwanted movement soon after their wisdom teeth arrive. This doesn’t only affect their oral health but also their aesthetics and occlusion.
When Do Wisdom Teeth Emerge?
Wisdom teeth often emerge during a person’s teenage years or early adulthood. Since they’re the third set of molars, they aren’t usually necessary because people already have their first and second molars intact for their entire lifetime.
This is why the eruption of wisdom teeth becomes a problem. For one, their emergence can cause crowding. Then, there’s a good chance that people develop crooked and overlapped teeth even if they initially had a healthy tooth alignment. Having crooked teeth makes it hard to maintain proper oral hygiene which can further lead to the development of dental caries and periodontal disease.
The Process of Extraction
Wisdom teeth extraction is the primary process used to remove the stated tooth or teeth. Sometimes, the process requires an in-depth approach to surgery. This means you may have to go through a certain degree of discomfort. This is where your surgeon makes use of a local anesthetic to numb the area and allow you to be more comfortable throughout the process.
During the process of extraction, your surgeon begins by making an incision in the gum tissue to get exposure to the bone and tissue. Then, they remove the bone that blocks their access to the tooth root. Following this, they may divide the tooth into sections if they find it easier to remove it in pieces. Once the tooth is removed, they clean the site and ensure there is no remaining debris. While stitching the wound close isn’t always necessary, sometimes it’s important to promote healing.
Schedule Your Consultation
No matter what stage of life you are at, wisdom tooth extraction does become necessary at some point in time. However, it is also important to be aware of what your decision of keeping the tooth intact can lead to. Dr. Radakovich and Joseph J. Radakovich, DMD at Joe Radakovich DMD make sure to run you through the details of the procedure, consequences of not getting wisdom teeth removed, and the possible risks and complications before you choose to undergo it. For more details, contact us at (503) 455-4673 and discuss the possible treatment options for your particular situation.