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Removal of wisdom teeth: When is it necessary?


Wisdom teeth are the third molars that usually come between 16 and 25. In some people, these teeth grow through without any problems and do not require special attention. In others, however, the wisdom teeth may erupt or grow at odd angles, causing severe dental health problems. In these cases, wisdom teeth removal is often necessary. At EgoDent, our specialists can analyze the development of your wisdom teeth and perform your wisdom teeth removal procedure in a professional and safe environment.

How do you know when you need to have your wisdom teeth removed?

If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, it may be time to consult your dentist to have them removed. Other signs that you need to have your wisdom teeth removed include the following:

  • Swelling of the gums or jaw;
  • Redness or inflammation around the tooth;
  • Difficulty opening your mouth or chewing food;
  • Bad breath or an unpleasant taste in your mouth;
  • Crowding or shifting of your other teeth.

Your dentist or oral surgeon may also recommend wisdom teeth removal as a preventive measure, even if you have none of the above symptoms. This is because impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can lead to oral health problems in the future, such as gum disease or cavities on adjacent teeth. At EgoDent, we believe that prevention is better than treatment, and that’s why our dentists will encourage you to remove your wisdom teeth before they lead to more aggressive problems for your oral health.

What happens when wisdom teeth are removed?

Wisdom teeth removal is usually performed under local anesthesia so you will be fully conscious during the procedure. Your dentist or oral surgeon will gently use special instruments to loosen and remove the tooth from your mouth. Depending on the complexity of your case, the entire procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. 

After the procedure, you will receive special aftercare instructions to help relieve pain or swelling. Most people can return to normal activities within a few days after wisdom teeth removal.

As with any dental procedure, there are some risks associated with wisdom teeth removal. These risks include pain or swelling in the days following the process, bleeding or infection at the extraction site, or nerve damage that can cause numbness or tingling in the mouth. However, these risks are relatively rare, and most people recover quickly after wisdom teeth removal.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums or are unsure whether you need to have your wisdom teeth removed, you should talk to your dentist today. They can help you understand the best course of action for your oral health. If you plan to remove your wisdom teeth, you’ll find a wide range of medical services, specialists, and a friendly environment.

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