A lot of people have questions or concerns regarding whether or not they should, or truly need to, remove their wisdom teeth.
As we have discussed in our post ‘The “What” of Wisdom Teeth’ …your wisdom teeth are likely to grow in between the ages of 16-20, and can possibly become impacted, creating infection and a host of other concerns.
In these situations where your wisdom teeth will or are becoming impacted, or have only partially erupted causing concern for decay, yes – it is wise to have your wisdom teeth removed.
The Risks of Not Removing Wisdom Teeth
Running the risk of over-crowding your teeth is not one we would recommend. Once your orthodontic work has been undone, you will need to go through a similar process all over again. Not only is this time-consuming, it is also costly.
Even though you might see your wisdom teeth growing in straight, and have little to no concern, there are cases where a “flap of gum” can remain over the wisdom tooth. Food can become lodged in there if constant care is not taken to address this, so you have to weigh the options.
There are also cases where people are born without any wisdom teeth, so those of you of course have nothing to worry about.
But for the majority of us, who do have wisdom teeth erupt in later years, don’t hold off on addressing this potential cause for concern. By looking into it earlier than later, prevents potential decay and could potentially save the perfect smile you or your parents paid a pretty penny to create.
In addition, the painful incidences of pericoronitis is another reason individuals need their wisdom teeth removed.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Burnaby
So whether your wisdom teeth have begun to cause you pain, or you are spearheading the concern before it is an actual issue, we can assist you in either circumstance. Dentists R Us is here to help if you are looking for wisdom teeth removal in Burnaby.
One of our many Dentists R Us offices can offer you a consultation, and x-ray the area for you in order to see how your wisdom teeth are growing in. From there we will formulate a plan that works for you, aiming to prevent decay, infection, and preventing any crowding of your current teeth.