What You Should Know about Wisdom Teeth Removal

What You Should Know about Wisdom Teeth RemovalWisdom teeth are located in the back of your mouth and are the last of your molars to erupt from the gums. For most people, their wisdom teeth appear sometime between their late teens and early twenties. However, not all individuals develop wisdom teeth; in fact, some only have one or two that appear. If you are curious, you can visit Dr. Elyson, Northridge dentist, for an examination.

Sometimes, wisdom teeth can lead to serious dental complications. For example, your wisdom teeth may not have enough room to properly erupt, or they may emerge from your gum tissue sideways. To prevent these problems from occurring, your dentist may recommend wisdom teeth removal as a solution. Complex wisdom tooth extractions may require the use of general anesthesia.  Dr. Elyson can help determine proper anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure.

There are warning signs for individuals who may have issues with the eruption of wisdom teeth.  Be aware of the signs so that you can visit the dentist before the problem becomes unbearable. The most common symptoms include pain when opening your mouth, bad breath, gum swelling and pain when eating. Since each case is different, the symptoms can occur constantly or sporadically.

If you choose not to have your wisdom teeth removed, you may experience dental complications in the future. For instance, the wisdom teeth can damage your adjacent molars and lead to gum disease or an infection. At times, damage may go unnoticed for a while; therefore, it is best to have your wisdom teeth removed before a serious complication emerges.

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