If you or your teen still has their wisdom teeth and they are just starting to break through, you might want to start thinking about opting for wisdom teeth removal. If you are not sure as to whether this is something that you are going to want to do or should have done, you will want to spend a little time checking out the following information. The more you understand the reasons why so many people decide to go ahead and have their wisdom teeth removed, the easier it will be for you to see why it is probably something that would be good for you to do as well. Here are a couple of reasons for wisdom teeth removal that you will want to think about.
The Wisdom Teeth Could Push Your Other Teeth Around
You will want to think about the current positioning of your teeth and how they could be drastically re-positioned depending on how your wisdom teeth grow in. Many people find, through the use of x-rays, that one or more of their wisdom teeth are not growing in straight. They are coming in at an angle, which will cause the teeth next to the wisdom teeth to be pushed over. This will cause an effect of all of your teeth being moved as one pushed against another. Even if the wisdom teeth are coming in straight, if there is not a lot of room in your mouth, you will still find some of your teeth moved around.
The Wisdom Teeth Are Painful To Have Come In
Sure, there is usually some pain associated with the recovery period after having your wisdom teeth removed. Most people are not awake during the actual removal of the wisdom teeth so they do not feel it happening. However, if you do not have them extracted and you just let all four of your wisdom teeth break through your gums and push themselves into place, you are likely to find that you are going to experience a great deal of pain. That pain will last a lot longer than the pain from oral surgery recovery.
What you will want to do now is to make sure that you are scheduling an appointment to talk with your dentist about wisdom teeth removal. If they do not perform oral surgery there at that office, they will be able to refer you to an oral surgeon in your area that will be able to take out your wisdom teeth for you. Talk with the oral surgeon about what you need to know about the day of your oral surgery so you can be well prepared for that day and the following days of recovery.