What Can Happen to Patients in Sebastopol, CA who ignore the need to have their wisdom teeth extracted
It is a near certainty that, at some point, you will need your wisdom teeth removed. Very few of us are fortunate enough for them to break through without issue. Your wisdom teeth, the third molars in the back of your mouth, could need to be removed for several reasons. Dr. Silvano Senn at Whole Health Dentistry in Sebastopol, CA, would be delighted to perform this work for you in a safe and friendly environment where your whole-body health is considered for any procedure performed. Having your wisdom teeth removed will ensure that you have a healthy and perfectly aligned smile.
Not everybody will need wisdom teeth extraction. Wisdom teeth will be allowed to break through if they are erupting in the correct position and not affecting your bite. For many of us, this is not the case. Let us look at what could happen if you have wisdom teeth that need to be removed, and you choose not to.
What Can Happen If You Do Not Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
One of the more common reasons your dentist will recommend that you have your wisdom teeth removed is because they will cause your mouth to be overcrowded. When there is not enough room in your mouth to accommodate new teeth, they could erupt crooked or become impacted (stuck in your jawbone beneath the gum line), which is very painful and could lead to significant infection.
Growing in Sideways
Wisdom teeth can be very peculiar in that they can become completely horizontal before erupting. If they erupt in this position, they will come out sideways and could lead to healthy teeth becoming seriously damaged. Further, your bite could be affected and lead to other more serious dental issues.
Wisdom teeth should be treated very seriously and closely monitored as they get close to erupting. Dentists can easily monitor their progress through in-office x-rays. For many people, wisdom teeth will be removed in their teen years, although there can be exceptions. If you need a dentist who can safely remove your wisdom teeth, please call Dr. Silvano Senn at Whole Health Dentistry in Sebastopol, CA, at 707 549-6333 today.