Wisdom teeth are something that just about everyone deals with in their lifetime. No, they do not make you smarter. They actually get their name because they appear in your mouth later on in life when you have more wisdom, usually in your late teens or early twenties. Either your mouth has enough room for them to grow in, it does not. If your mouth is large enough to allow for them to grow in without any issues, you will simply have your third and final set of molars to enjoy for grinding and chewing food. Like most of us, if your mouth is not large enough, your wisdom teeth will need to be removed. Let’s explain why.
Why You Should Remove Your Wisdom Teeth
- Impacted: Wisdom teeth without enough room to grow become impacted under your gum line. This occurence causes extreme pain. If you deal with the pain, they continue to grow, further causing damage to your neighboring teeth and nerves.
- Crooked: Very rarely do wisdom teeth grow in straight. If they do, consider yourself lucky! For the rest of us, they will grow in crooked, possibly causing your tooth to partially become exposed over the gum line. Again, this occurence is very uncomfortable and causes pain during simple tasks like chewing and eating.
Is It Painful to Remove Wisdom Teeth?
The answer is no. Do not listen to people who tell you otherwise. The pain you feel if you avoid removal far exceeds the pain you endure from getting them removed! Depending on how severe your situation is, we will offer either a local anesthetic or sedation to ensure that you are completely comfortable during the entire process.
Maitland Ave. Smile Co. Can Help
No matter what condition your wisdom teeth are in, Maitland Ave. Smile Co. can provide you with a customized treatment plan to restore your dental health. To learn more about your treatment options, visit Maitland Ave. Smile Co. in Altamonte Springs, FL. To schedule an appointment, call (407) 636-2402 or request an appointment online.