Most dentists will advise you to have you wisdom teeth removed as a preventive measure. If the wisdom teeth will create a reasonable risk for future pain or problems, most dentists will recommend removing them proactively. You may not be experiencing pain or problems currently. However, do you really want to wait and find out if you’ll be one of the lucky ones to experience wisdom tooth pain? Also, are you willing to risk losing years and years of orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth only to have them misalign again due to wisdom teeth eruption? It’s definitely worth it to give wisdom teeth removal heavy thought if removal has been recommended by your dentist.
Many patients who leave their wisdom teeth will often experience:
- Damage to adjacent teeth
- Jaw damage • Sinus issues
- Swollen or inflamed gums around the wisdom teeth or adjacent teeth
- Cavities on the wisdom teeth or adjacent teeth
- Bothersome food collection and difficulty cleaning around the wisdom teeth
- Cheek or tongue biting
- Tooth misalignment
- Cysts or other pathology developing around stuck wisdom teeth
- Pain, swelling, pressure, or infection
- And more!
Vasag Bouzoghlanian, DDS
1060 E. Green St, Suite 203. Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone: (626) 577-2017
Fax: (626) 577-2003