Wisdom teeth often develop much later in a person’s life than other adult dentition, primarily in the interval between the late teen years and early adulthood. Unfortunately, they do not always erupt in a smooth manner and sometimes they can even cause dental problems. Some of these dental problems may cause painful sensation or discomfort and some may not.
Read below to see why it might be important to have your wisdom teeth evaluated.
Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary Without Symptoms?
In some cases, when wisdom teeth begin to erupt, they may push into other teeth or erupt in a sideways manner, which might be painful to the patient. In such circumstances, it’s often easy to identify that removing the wisdom teeth might relieve the patient’s pain.
In other cases, wisdom teeth may erupt with no issues at all and do not cause any discomfort to the patient. It may not seem so emergent to see a specialist about them when they are not causing any pain. However, even wisdom teeth that are not painful can cause some dental problems later in a patient’s life.
Wisdom teeth can be difficult for some people to keep clean, which could increase the likelihood that the adjacent teeth will be subject to decay and possible infection.
There are even some cases in which impacted wisdom teeth may create a cyst or infection of the bone if not removed at an earlier age.
This is why it is best to have a conversation with your dental professional about what might be the best course of action for you.
In many cases, your general dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon, who specializes in dental surgeries that may be more intimately involved with the different facets of facial anatomy.
Wisdom teeth removal often falls into this category, as they can be very close to your nerves and sinus cavities, which makes precise removal very important.
Diagnostic x-rays will be taken at your consultation to determine the exact position of your wisdom teeth in relation to your other dentition and other important facial anatomy. This will assist the oral surgeon in determining the best course of action.
The oral surgeon will also discuss with you the anesthesia options recommended for your treatment, to ensure optimal comfort and safety during the procedure. These may include local anesthesia, nitrous oxide or IV Sedation.
Schedule Your Wisdom Teeth Consultation Today
In many cases, early discussion of wisdom teeth removal may help patients avoid discomfort or other dental health concerns they might have otherwise experienced in the future.
At Cherry Orchard Oral & Implant Surgery, Dr. Brian R. Cherry and his team work with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan and determine if wisdom tooth removal is indicated. Explore our website to learn more about the wisdom teeth removal process.