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    When Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Extracted?


    This question comes up more often than people may realize. The wisdom teeth were once used to tear meat apart before evolution made them unnecessary. However, many people are able to keep their wisdom teeth if the teeth are aligned correctly in their mouth and are not causing them issues. There are alsDental office Hammondo incidents of individuals not having wisdom teeth at all. This is very rare, but is most likely going to become more common that it currently is.

    Wisdom teeth can grow into the mouth correctly aligned and cause no issue whatsoever. This is ideal and the least painful for the individual. However, there are those teeth that do not come through and become impacted. This can be very painful and also increases the need for surgical removal of your wisdom teeth.

    When wisdom teeth become impacted, it is because they have become blocked and are being prevented from growing in properly. This is caused because there is not enough room in your mouth for the additional teeth that the wisdom teeth represent. The teeth lie horizontally in your mouth instead of upright, causing the impaction as they grow into the other teeth in front of them. Occasionally wisdom teeth grow sideways, called sprouting. This is a problem because it will sprout toward another tooth, and can become a place where plaque and bacteria grow, causing cavities.

    If a wisdom tooth collides with a root from another tooth, you can imagine the pain will be indescribable. The wisdom tooth can wear against another tooth, causing pain and additional issues.

    Wisdom teeth are extremely susceptible to cavities. If you decide to keep your wisdom teeth, and get a cavity in them, it is not wise to fill the cavity. Your dentist will most likely recommend you have the teeth removed as you will continue to get cavities and they will be a continuous fight to keep healthy.

    If you choose not to remove your wisdom teeth, you will need to take additional efforts to clean your teeth. Flossing is not to be missed on a daily basis and you have to make sure you get around all the teeth, even the back teeth. A fluoridated mouth wash is also a requirement, to give additional fluoride to the wisdom teeth.

    There is no “right age” to have your wisdom teeth removed. If you are younger, the healing process will be easier. However, if you have had them and not had any issues with them, then there is no need to take them out. You need to have them removed when it seems right for you, based upon pain level, or cavities and dental issues.

    Removing the wisdom teeth will either be done under a light general anesthesia or a more localized anesthesia. If you have pain with the local, you need to let your dentist or oral surgeon know immediately. Removing wisdom teeth should not be painful during the procedure. After the removal, you may feel swelling and pain. Your provider will subscribe you pain medication as they feel appropriate. They will also strongly instruct you that you should not use a straw to drink or smoke cigarettes. This may cause dry socket, and will cause further dental issues that will require further attention.

    Speak to your dentist about your options and the best way to handle your wisdom teeth. They will be able to refer you to an oral surgeon for the removal if you both agree that is the appropriate step to take. Otherwise, they will be able to set up a plan with you to maintain your oral health and prevent any issues with your wisdom teeth and the teeth around them.


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Gracie Franklin
Gracie Franklin

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a dentist near me and my sister recommended Advanced Dental Concept! My whole experience was good. I was treated nicely the moment I walked in. The place was welcoming and the staff was friendly. I had my check up there and will come back for my teeth whitening treatment!

Catherine Pearson
Catherine Pearson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I found the right orthodontist for me here in Hammond, LA here at this dental facility. When it comes to oral health, I really want the best and I really did search the city for the best ortho for me. When I got here, I am so happy and relieved that I finally found the one for me. She was very attentive and she made me feel very comfortable. The treatment is also very effective and now I have straight,white teeth!

Jacklyn Myers
Jacklyn Myers

4 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I was advised to see an orthodontist to correct my bite. I am glad I saw your website and read some of the reviews. By reading those customers testimonials, I decided to go visit your dentist and I am not disappointed by the service you have given me. Added factors are the place is clean and well maintained.

Tayler Evans
Tayler Evans

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

THE DENTISTS AND STAFF ARE AMAZING! I haven't been to the dentist in 10+ years because my last visit was so traumatizing. Recently my tooth broke and another was fractured due to me constantly grinding them in my sleep. I couldn't have wished for better service. They were so nice and kind to me. The dentist kept me informed of everything that was going on while she was doing it. The office was really clean and comfortable. I even got a call a few days later to see how I was doing and was informed that I could come in for a follow up appointment to check the healing process free of charge! I would definitely recommend them and will be going back on a regular basis. Extremely satisfied customer....Donna Evans

Jesse Scott
Jesse Scott

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

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