Adult wisdom teeth removal becomes more painful and difficult with every passing year. If you didn’t get your wisdom teeth out as a child, here’s why you should have those teeth removed sooner rather than later, to prevent pain and oral health problems.
Adult Wisdom Teeth Problems
Wisdom teeth can cause problems whether or not they’ve emerged. With adult wisdom teeth, the teeth can begin to grow at strange angles, crowding out existing teeth. Or wisdom teeth can become impacted, leading to a painful jaw infection.
If persistent pain, tooth damage, and repeated jaw infections are not enough to get you to the dentist, consider that you could wind up with gum disease or serious tooth decay as a result of ignoring your wisdom teeth. Both tooth decay and gum disease are difficult to fix and negatively impact your overall health. Some people even experience fluid-filled sacs or oral tumors when they do not have wisdom teeth removed.
For a minority of adults, wisdom teeth are fully erupted (or grown in), aligned with their bite, healthy, and able to be cleaned by flossing and brushing. If you fall into this category, you can safely keep your wisdom teeth and avoid the painful side effects that come with adult wisdom teeth.
That said, there are no benefits to keeping your wisdom teeth as an adult, and many potential problems. Since all of these problems can be avoided by wisdom teeth removal, the best option for the majority of adults is wisdom tooth removal.
Options for Adult Wisdom Teeth Removal
Most people delay having their wisdom teeth out because they are afraid the procedure and the recovery will be painful. While avoiding pain is a natural impulse, consider that by delaying wisdom tooth removal, you aren’t avoiding the pain of wisdom tooth removal, you’re putting that off too.
At Weninger Dentistry, we offer dental sedation techniques that will leave you comfortably asleep during wisdom teeth removal. While recovery will still be painful, sedation helps make the oral surgery part easier for patients. We strive to remove all wisdom teeth in one surgical appointment when possible, which means you can get on with recovery and back to full health.
We know you have fears about having your wisdom teeth taken out, and we’re here to help. The first step is a consult, where we can examine your wisdom teeth and talk about the options with you.
During your consult, we’ll inspect your teeth, talk about the side effects of keeping wisdom teeth, discuss what you can expect in surgery, and go over the dental sedation options with you. We’ll also answer any questions you have, whether it’s about the recovery, financing, or scheduling the procedure to minimize the impact on your life. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable before proceeding and make the procedure as stress-free as possible.
Ready to have a consultation about wisdom teeth removal in Tampa? Reserve online or call us today at 813-501-6864.