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DAVID ROACH FAMILY DENTISTRY & ASSOCIATES
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Dr. Roach and his team of qualified, compassionate dental assistants specializes in the examination and removal of wisdom teeth.
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Don’t let the name deceive you — wisdom teeth won’t make you any wiser. Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars on each side of the top and bottom jaws and are the final teeth to come in around your late teens to early 20s. Wisdom teeth that come in straight at the proper time are actually quite essential; however, wisdom teeth often become impacted and get trapped underneath the gum and jawbone.
Why Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Important?
While wisdom teeth that are healthy aid in chewing, tilted wisdom teeth can cause damage to the other teeth growing alongside them. According to research, if impacted wisdom teeth are not removed they can increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
According to the American Dental Association, patients should begin to have their wisdom teeth evaluated at 16. This way, a dentist will be on the lookout for any indication that the teeth are impacted, over-crowded, or that cavities / gum disease have begun to settle within the wisdom teeth or tissues surrounding the area. If it is discovered that removal is necessary, patients should do so around the age of 20. This is because the roots are underdeveloped and procedure complications are less likely to transpire.
What Happens If I Don't Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
While you don’t have to have your wisdom teeth removed, it is imperative to maintain good oral hygiene if you choose to opt out of the removal. This can be achieved through daily flossing as well as twice-daily brushing. It is important to schedule regular dental visits as professional cleanings will to allow for your dentist to conduct a thorough inspection of your mouth and identify issues early on. If a patient experiences any sign of trouble, such as jaw pain, they should immediately contact his or her dentist to investigate the issue further.