Not everyone gets their wisdom teeth. In fact, 35% of people do not develop wisdom teeth. People who do get their wisdom teeth may need to have them removed to avoid certain dental problems, such as swelling and overcrowding.
Read on to learn more about wisdom tooth removal and what to expect before and after the surgery.
If wisdom teeth are causing any of the following problems, it may be time to have them removed:
If your child’s wisdom teeth are causing them problems, or an X-ray shows complications that may occur down the road, a dentist may suggest having his or her wisdom teeth removed.
Young adult years are the best time to remove wisdom teeth. At this phase of life, the wisdom teeth’s roots have not fully formed, and a person is more likely to recovery quickly from the surgery.
Wisdom teeth removal at a later age can be a bit more complicated, causing problems such as heavy bleeding, severe numbness, and minor loss of jaw movement.
Knowing what to expect during and after wisdom teeth removal surgery can help prevent avoidable complications and put anxiety at ease. A few questions to ask your child’s dentist before the procedure are:
Be sure to schedule time to discuss the surgery at length with your child’s dentist before the procedure.
Kool Smiles offers wisdom teeth removal, routine examinations, X-rays, and more to ensure your family receives quality dental care. With locations throughout the United States, finding a Kool Smiles near you is simple.
Visit our website and schedule a wisdom tooth appointment today.
How Stuff Works: http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/evolution/no-wisdom-teeth2.htm
Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/wisdom-teeth/expert-answers/wisdom-teeth-removal
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