Wisdom Teeth Removal
According to The National Institute of Health, about 5 million Americans undergo wisdom teeth removal each year. While these teeth are meant to be permanent, there are many reasons why you may want to have yours removed. For most people, wisdom teeth grow between the ages of seventeen and twenty-five. Since they grow at such a late stage of life, the third molars can cause various complications, requiring removal. If your wisdom teeth happen to require attention, San Tan Oral Surgery can help with this procedure.
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Reasons Removal May Be Required
Given that they are located at the far end of your mouth, your teeth may not grow normally. There are many instances where the teeth can get trapped in the jawbone. This is because they come out during adulthood and they have to scramble for space in a crowded mouth. It is normal for the teeth to get trapped within the gums and jawbone leading to unbearable pain.
The space limitation for wisdom teeth can also lead to the teeth coming out at the incorrect angle. Sometimes when this occurs, they will either have an irregular shape or will press against other teeth in your mouth. Regardless, this may lead to a painful experience. In such a case, we will be required to remove your wisdom teeth. However, proper diagnosis of your teeth will give us a clear picture of what to do. In some instances, your teeth might require corrective treatment as opposed to removal.
If your jaw space is not enough for the extra molars, you should expect the wisdom teeth to come out irregularly and cause some pain. In some instances, the wisdom teeth may grow within each other, also causing pain. In such a case, the best solution is to have the teeth removed.
Aside from the physiological causes of teeth removal, you may also be required to have yours removed due to disease. Dental cavities can be very painful if the teeth are not removed. The same can occur if you suffer from gum disease. Gum disease starts with a bacterial infection and can cause significant pain, forcing you to have your teeth removed. When it comes to cavities or gum disease, all your teeth can be affected. Since wisdom teeth are located the furthest in the mouth, it is difficult for most people to reach their teeth with a brush or dental floss. This leaves these teeth exposed to bacterial infections more than the others. This explains why most people end up removing wisdom teeth.
When Should I Have my Wisdom Teeth Removed?
If you feel any sort of discomfort with your wisdom teeth, you should contact our professionals right away. Wisdom teeth should be removed if they are painful, irregularly arranged, or if they are infected. For some of these situations, you will require a full diagnosis before a decision is made about the teeth removal.
If you have experienced any of the above wisdom teeth issues, please get in touch with us. We will look at your teeth, locate the problem, and provide possible treatment plans for wisdom teeth removal. For more information, contact San Tan Oral Surgery at (480) 604-2592
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