To remove your wisdom teeth or not? It’s a common question we receive and one that happens to come with a complex response. For information regarding your smile and needs, you will (of course) need to take some time to sit down with us, so we may examine your smile! As for the general “should they go or not” details associated with wisdom teeth removal, let’s get you started with some preliminary information.
If They’re Problematic, They Should Go
First, recognize that if you are already having trouble with your wisdom teeth, the best solution from the point of view of your oral and maxillofacial surgeons is that they should be extracted through wisdom teeth removal. Did you know that the problems include more than impaction or the possibility of decay? Common problems also include the development of tumors, the third molars may get in the way of orthodontic or orthognathic surgery, their placement makes them quite vulnerable to periodontal disease, and more. Removal of the tooth to end the disease (and prevent further or spreading problems) is recommended.
If They’re Healthy, They Will Probably Become Problematic
“But my wisdom teeth came in just fine!” you might say. While wisdom teeth removal is considered elective in such a circumstance, we like to remind patients of the following: Third molars require lifelong monitoring because their location makes them problematic, as mentioned, which means they require a close watch. Over time, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons suggests that it’s possible it may actually become costlier to attempt to manage these teeth than to simply remove them. Want to learn more about your teeth? Come in for a visit!
Find Out Whether Wisdom Teeth Removal Is For You
There’s only one way to find out whether you should have wisdom teeth removed: Come in for a visit with our team. Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-584-1630 to schedule your visit today.