Extraction of Wisdom Tooth Can Present Risks to Health

Wisdom ToothA lot of people can’t maintain regular dental visits because they are too busy, afraid of the dentist, or can’t afford to pay for the costs. They only set an appointment with the dentist if they have a major dental issue or feeling severe pain. Not going to the dentist can lead to irreversible damage that can be more expensive and bring more stress. One of the common practices that people avoid having is wisdom tooth extraction. The procedure is performed when patients are between 17 and 25 years of age. It is a necessary procedure when there’s no room for the tooth to grow and develop. More often than not, wisdom tooth doesn’t break through the gums and remain impacted. This can lead to long term health and dental issues, such as periodontal disease, tumors, and dental crowding.

These conditions can be avoided with the help of an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who can remove the wisdom tooth in its early stage before its causes any problems. General practice dentists usually refer their patients to oral surgeons because teeth extractions are complicated and can lead to issues with the application of general anesthesia.

Removal of the wisdom tooth begins with the incisions made in the gum tissue in the back of the jaw to expose the wisdom tooth. The incisions and the removal of the tooth must be made with care to prevent damage to the nerve. Once the tooth is removed, the gum tissue is sutured together with the use of dissolvable stitches.

Wisdom tooth extraction is a procedure that should be handled by oral and maxillofacial surgeon because they have undergone extensive training. They went through a surgical training in an American Dental Association accredited hospital based residency program and know how to properly diagnose and treat the conditions in the soft and hard tissue of the mouth and face.

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