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Removing Wisdom Teeth to Improve Oral Health

A woman in pain at the dentist.As the last set of teeth to appear, wisdom teeth often bring some complications with their sprouting. For some people, they suffer headaches and pain in the jaw and face if they do not remove their wisdom teeth. Even if they do not hurt, they may still raise oral health concerns as time passes. Knowing that their removal can help avoid all the complications they bring, our professionals at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates help patients extract their wisdom teeth to preserve their oral ability, while preventing oral health issues.

What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Coming in at the back of your mouth, wisdom teeth are the last set of molar teeth. They sprout at the section of the jaw that is close to the temporomandibular joint. Usually, wisdom teeth come in around the late teenage years or the early twenties. At this point the jaw is usually adjusted to the number of teeth that have grown on it. This makes it difficult for wisdom teeth to find enough sprouting space. But as their growth may not be stopped, they begin to push the adjacent teeth to make room for themselves. This unexpected pressure tells on the patient through severe pains around the area and headaches.

Why Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Removing your wisdom teeth will vividly improve your oral health. When wisdom teeth are left to grow, their location makes them hard to clean. Because they are located at the far back of the mouth, flossing them is almost out of the question. Brushing them would be an unsure endeavor as they are hard to reach. As such, they may hide bacteria which attack the tooth and cause decay. These bacteria also cause gum diseases, especially when the wisdom teeth cannot break through the gums completely.

Wisdom teeth also cause overcrowding as most jaws cannot fit all of these teeth conveniently. The wisdom teeth begin to push other teeth out of alignment, resulting in a crooked appearance. When these teeth push against each other, they upset the alignment of your bite and can cause fractures or cracks in the teeth. To ensure that all these issues are avoided, it is always best to have your wisdom teeth removed.

Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Painful?

In comparison to the demerits of keeping them, the removal of wisdom teeth is a safe procedure. Usually, our professionals will ensure that you are comfortable by administering local anesthesia. Then, we employ our up-to-date dental technology to guarantee that the procedure is less intrusive. You may feel some discomfort, but you should recover from it quickly. After the procedure, there may be swelling and numbness in the area. This will subside in a couple of days.

Our professionals will let you know the best practices and meals for the recovery period. You will have to abstain from chewing for a few days, and you should be healing up nicely by the end of the week. If you are not sure about your wisdom teeth, our professionals are always ready to answer all of your questions. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates by calling us at 972-733-0414 for more information.
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