Did you know that having your wisdom teeth extracted could benefit your health? Keeping your wisdom teeth increases risks for a number of oral health concerns including periodontal disease, dental caries, orthodontic problems, and TMJ dysfunction. Our oral surgeon is an expert at extracting wisdom teeth with modern technology and advanced techniques for optimal wellness and comfort.
The Problems with Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth are a third set of permanent molars. Third molars were helpful to humans in the past when biological teeth failed due to disease and lack of oral health education. Wisdom teeth aren’t necessary for oral function now that people keep their teeth for most of their lives.
Since we keep our teeth longer, the emergence of wisdom teeth often leads to a very crowded situation. Crowding is the underlying problem with wisdom teeth contributing to oral health issues.
When teeth are crowded, they can move to unhealthy positions. Sometimes patients require orthodontic treatment after their wisdom teeth begin to emerge. Crowded teeth are very difficult to clean, making it almost impossible to control plaque and tartar accumulation. The development of surface debris (plaque and tartar) contributes to cavities and gum disease.
Another major issue with crowded teeth is the fact that wisdom teeth cannot emerge through the gums fully. Without room to erupt, wisdom teeth become stuck in the gums or jaw. This means that some of the tooth might be exposed but most of its structure is trapped under the gums. Food and tartar are more difficult to remove and contribute to gingival inflammation and the development of tooth decay.
Gentle Wisdom Tooth Removal
Our oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) is an expert at removing teeth – especially wisdom teeth. Removing third molars is normally more complex than other kinds of teeth due to the timeframe they erupt (early adulthood) and their location.
Since an OMS has advanced education and training to practice as a specialist, patients can enjoy focused care. We utilize the most effective technology and treatment methods to provide comfortable care for optimal wellbeing.
Call the office of Dr. Robert Peak today to reserve a consultation with our oral surgeon.