You may know just from hearing about other people’s experiences that wisdom teeth removal is very common. Often times, parents have their children’s third molars removed as soon as these teeth present the potential for problems down the line. So, if you still have your wisdom teeth as an adult and you’re not sure whether or not they may require removal, we can help you better understand some reasons you might want extractions. While it’s not always essential, the damage they can cause when they’re problematic can become serious and can even lead to tooth pain!
They Can Cause Tooth Pain
You might recognize that it’s possible for your wisdom teeth to hurt if they grow in and they end up with decay. However, we encourage you to consider the fact that they can also require wisdom teeth removal because they can cause pain in other ways! Impacted third molars may lead to cysts. Those that are developing but are headed straight toward nearby teeth can cause pressure and tooth pain.
They Can (Negatively) Impact Your Smile
About those teeth that are headed toward your teeth, rather than straight down (or up) and through your gum tissue: They have the potential to hurt the teeth they’re pressing against. They can also cause all of your teeth to shift about, which can actually change your alignment. You will want to choose wisdom teeth removal instead.
They Can Be Difficult To Reach
Maybe your teeth come in as they are meant to! However, they’re really far back there. They can become decayed or infected, which will certainly result in tooth pain! Rather than deal with this, consider removal instead.
Keep Your Smile Safe With Wisdom Teeth Removal
When you have wisdom teeth that threaten to cause problems or that are already causing concerns, it’s time to see us about removal! Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.