Wisdom Teeth Removal
If “wisdom teeth” actually made you wise, no one would want them removed! Unfortunately, wisdom teeth don’t really have anything to do with wisdom. Instead, they are actually a third set of molars that appear at the extreme back of the mouth.
If you get wisdom teeth – not everyone does – you will usually start to notice them erupting in your teenage years or your early twenties. If your mouth is large enough to hold this extra set of molars, you may not experience any difficulty. But some people – those whose mouths are not big enough to hold the extra teeth – will need to undergo wisdom teeth removal. This is one of many services provided by Jollyville Dental for their Austin, TX area patients.
The Most Important Benefits of Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Patients whose mouths are not large enough to accommodate wisdom teeth can experience a variety of problems, some of which can be quite uncomfortable. Most of these issues can be alleviated by removing the teeth.
- When wisdom teeth come in at an angle or don’t completely erupt, they can become impacted. This can cause problems for surrounding teeth as well. In these instances, wisdom teeth removal can resolve the problem.
- Because of their location in the mouth, wisdom teeth are usually quite hard to clean. As a result, they can more easily collect bacteria than other teeth. Once again, removing the extra molars can eliminate the problem altogether.
What to Expect
The first step involves determining whether or not your wisdom teeth actually need to be removed. This can be done with a simple X-ray done at our Austin, TX office. If you do need to have your wisdom teeth extracted, it will involve oral surgery to do so. While the procedure is quite common, it is a surgical procedure and will require that you take some time off work or school in order to adequately heal at home. After you have a chance to recover from the procedure, you’ll be able to return to your normal routine.