About 35 percent of the population is born without wisdom teeth, ensuring the rest of us, at some point, must decide to either let our wisdom teeth grow in, which can lead to complications, or have them removed. Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to come into the mouth. Most people have four wisdom teeth at the back of the mouth—two on the top, two on the bottom. When your wisdom teeth become impacted due to overcrowding, this can present an oral health problem. In addition, wisdom teeth can be hard to clean, so they may be more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease than other teeth. When they have erupted partially, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection, resulting in swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. At Austin Oral Surgery, we strive to provide quick, painless removals of wisdom teeth. We can ensure you feel at ease during the procedure and help to maintain your oral health for years to come.
Why should wisdom teeth be removed?
A common problem with many wisdom teeth is they are often impacted or do not fully emerge from the gum line, potentially leading to serious oral infections or causing damage to surrounding teeth.Many patients report a cessation of ongoing discomfort in their mouth after having their wisdom teeth pulled, and the process itself is entirely painless. Contact us now for more information.
When should wisdom teeth be removed?
Early removal is recommended to avoid future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure. By waiting until the teeth have grown in fully, the risk associated with wisdom tooth removal and the recovery time from the procedure tends to increase. It is always preferable to remove wisdom teeth when they are not causing an emergent problem. While your wisdom teeth may not be causing you pain now, as you age, the risk of decay and infection increases. Our team of licensed oral surgeons can ensure your wisdom teeth removal is painless, quick, and hassle-free. Connect with us today to schedule a wisdom tooth consultation.