Your trusted dentist from Sydney Road Dental Care told you that your wisdom tooth needs to be extracted. You are a little apprehensive about the procedure knowing very little about what to expect. Here is everything you need to know about the procedure to help you go through it feeling prepared. This list will also help you ensure a speedy recovery from the surgery.
Why Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Necessary?
The truth to this is very simple. There is not much room for the wisdom tooth to grow. The jaws don’t grow big enough to accommodate them, that’s why such tooth does not have enough room to erupt correctly. This usually results in wisdom tooth come out at an angle or that they do not fully come out which causes a lot of problems with the rest of the teeth.
Wisdom teeth are also called the third molars, and they usually cause damage to the teeth next to them (second molars). Dentists at Sydney Road Dental Care typically recommend that wisdom teeth be removed before they cause more complications to the teeth that have already grown in place. In truth, very few people don’t need their wisdom tooth removed. Most of the time, patients have to go through the procedure, so it is best to know what it entails and why it is necessary.
What Do You Ask During The Consultation?
Asking questions about the procedure is one of the best ways you learn more about it. Your dentists will surely appreciate questions from the patient because knowing more helps the patient relax more, causing fewer complications during the procedure. Here is a list of the frequently asked questions about wisdom tooth removal.
· Will I need to have my wisdom tooth removed?
· What type of anesthesia will be used?
· What possible complications can I expect?
· What are the risks that come with the surgery?
· Is it possible to just keep the wisdom tooth in?
What Can I Expect If I Decide To Keep My Wisdom Tooth In?
The reason why dentists recommend that the tooth is removed is to prevent it from damaging the other healthy teeth you already have. Often, wisdom tooth grows perpendicular to the second molars. Its growth sideways not only throws off your bite, but it also creates space in between where food particles could get caught and left unnoticed. All of these could lead to the decay of both teeth, which could require a more complicated procedure in the long run.
Who Can Perform The Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
It is always best to have the specialist do the job. Not only do they have the special set of skills to have it extracted, but if any complications arise, they will know what to do. It is best to seek a dental professional who has done wisdom tooth removal several times because they are the ones who are truly excellent at it. Wisdom tooth removal comes with risks, and they could only get worse if not done by the expert.