This is a question that many people ask, especially those that are fearful of any type of surgery. The truth is that even if your wisdom teeth are not causing you any discomfort, your dentist may still recommend that you have them removed. Here’s why.
Even if your wisdom teeth have not come through, your dentist in Vancouver WA will take x-rays of your teeth to see if your wisdom teeth could cause a problem for you down the road. Examples of such problems include damage to nearby teeth that your extra set of molars could be pushing on, damage to your jaw, inflamed gums, cavities, the alignment of your teeth, and even sinus problems.
A great time to talk to your dentist about your wisdom teeth and if they need to be removed is during a routine dental checkup. In many situations, your dentist will give you several months to see if anything changes with your wisdom teeth before making the final recommendation to have them removed.
If it is recommended that you have your wisdom teeth removed, it’s better to do it sooner than later. Not only the removal of these extra molars help to prevent dental issues from occurring, but the recovery from the surgery is typically faster and easier when you’re younger.
If you have any questions or concerns about your wisdom teeth, please contact us at Padden Dental, your dentist in Vancouver WA.