Why do you need to get your wisdom teeth removed?
Most people will have problems with one if not all of there wisdom teeth. The usual signs and symptoms suggesting that your wisdom teeth are causing problems can range from bad breath to pain and swelling.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth behind the upper and lower second molars and usually appear during a persons late teens or early twenties. When the wisdom teeth are blocked form erupting or coming into the mouth in its normal position, it is termed "impacted".
Serious problems may develop form impacted teeth such as paint, infection, crowding of or damage to the adjacent teeth. Sometimes more serious problems can occur if the sac that surrounds the impacted teeth fills with fluid and enlarges to form a cyst. This enlargement can hollow out the jaw and result in permanent damage to the jaw bone, adjacent teeth, and nerves. If the cyst is not treated a tumor may develop from the walls of the cyst and a more involved surgical procedure may be required for removal. Many problems with wisdom teeth may occur with few or no symptoms, so there may be damage without you knowing it.
Treatment of impacted wisdom teeth involves their removal using special surgical techniques and instruments appropriate for each individual case.
Dr. Smith is a Dentist who has specialized training in the removal of wisdom teeth and is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.
With modern anaesthesia technology, it is now possible to perform these procedures in the dental office safely while you sleep, so there is little or no discomfort to you. Most teeth can be removed in an office setting, painlessly and with a short recovery period.
Damone E. Smith, D.D.S
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Adjunct Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Nova Southeastern University School of Dentistry
Florida Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants