Why You Shouldn't Avoid The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Procedure

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There are a lot of people that dread going to the dentist so they try to avoid it as much as possible, even if it means that they would not be getting their wisdom teeth removed. The thing is though, you really don't want to do something like that. You want to make sure that you are going through with the removal of your wisdom teeth. To help you understand why this is such an important procedure to have done, you will want to read through the following:

You Could End Up With Sinus Issues

If you allow your wisdom teeth to continue to push their way through and become impacted, you could end up with some sinus issues that can become very painful. You would have to eventually have your wisdom teeth extracted in order to solve the sinus issues that you are having.

You Could Get Cavities

The impacted wisdom teeth will cause your gums to swell. You will find that swollen gums can be painful, especially when brushing your teeth. It might feel too painful for the toothbrush to touch your gums, causing you to be unable to properly clean all of your teeth. Additionally, swollen gums cause little pockets that make it easier for sugars and food particles to hide. All of this makes the perfect situation for cavities to form.

Your Jaw Could Become Damaged

If your wisdom teeth are not extracted and they become impacted, they can become damaged. When this happens, crystals will form around the damaged teeth. If the situation continues for too long, the jaw can begin to suffer. In fact, some areas of the jaw could become so weak they become hollowed out. This is something you want to avoid by simply getting your wisdom teeth extracted as soon as you are able to.

With that information in mind, you should now have a much wider understanding of the troubles that can be created by not having the wisdom teeth extracted. If your wisdom teeth are coming in and they are ready to be extracted, you will want to schedule an appointment to have that done. Your regular family dentist may not be able to do the extractions for you. There are a lot of dentists that will prefer their patients to an oral surgeon for the procedure. Since there is a chance you will need to have a referral to an oral surgeon, you will want to get the process started right away. 

For more information about wisdom teeth removal, contact a local oral surgeon.


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