October 1, 2018
Your wisdom teeth are the very back molars in your smile. They usually appear or can be felt growing in by the age of 20. These teeth cleverly got their name because they grow in when you are much older (and hopefully wiser) than you were when most of your other adult teeth came in. You’ve probably heard about wisdom teeth removal, or even had yours removed, but why do they need to be taken out in the first place? Read on to learn what can happen if your wisdom teeth in Denver aren’t removed from a trusted oral surgeon.
What Happens if You Don’t Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Many people are afraid of oral surgery to remove their wisdom teeth, but the little discomfort you may feel during your procedure is nothing compared to the pain you may feel without getting them removed.
The main reason for wisdom teeth removal is that your mouth and jaw are too small to support an additional set of teeth on the top and bottom. If your wisdom teeth push through your gums, they move your other teeth out of the way to make room. This overcrowding of teeth can lead to crooked and overlapping teeth. So, if you wait to have them removed after they’ve grown in, you’ll need help from an orthodontist to straighten your teeth out.
Painful Impacted Teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth, the ones that can’t break through your gumline, can be very painful. These teeth don’t erupt because they don’t have enough space to come in. That’s when pain will develop, which can lead to inflammation, infection, and even damage of your surrounding teeth.
Risk of Decay
In addition to the pain and discomfort you may feel, not getting your wisdom teeth removed by an oral surgeon can increase your chance of tooth decay. These teeth are really hard to reach and clean with brushing and flossing, which can lead to cavities and tooth decay because your wisdom teeth aren’t being cleaned properly.
How is the Removal Process?
If your dentist recommends wisdom teeth removal, the best thing you can do for the look and feel of your smile is to take their advice and get them removed. Oral and Facial surgeons are highly-trained experts that have removed many wisdom teeth routinely, so they know exactly how to make the procedure as easy and painless for their patients as possible.
If you or a loved one can feel their very back teeth growing in, talk to your oral surgeon in Denver to get them removed to keep your smile looking and feeling good!
About the Practice
Dr. Brian Fangman and Dr. Randolph C. Robinson are two oral and facial surgeons who love providing the best care for their patients in Denver. They are both wisdom teeth removal experts, and Dr. Robinson specializes in cosmetic surgery as well. They currently practice at Altitude Oral and Facial Surgery, where they can be contacted by phone at (720) 328-4990 or through their website for any questions.
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