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Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Posted on 10/19/2020 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Wisdom Teeth ExtractionIs it true that my wisdom teeth don't need to come out? There is now evidence suggesting that a lot of those extraction procedures are, in fact, unnecessary. Could we put putting people through an unnecessary, expensive surgery? It certainly seems that way. In some cases, when those wisdom teeth are impacted—meaning they are wedged deep in the soft tissue of the gum and the hard tissue of the jaw bone—and become infected, they need to come out to save the surrounding teeth. If they are not removed, in that case, because there is a danger to surrounding teeth which might become infected too. But that is not the majority of the cases.

Why Are They Removed?

Wisdom teeth can be removed for numerous reasons. One of the most common being impaction. When the teeth are impacted, they are not able to be properly cared for. Bacteria can travel below the gumline and attach the tooth causing severe damage that can go unnoticed for long periods of time. This leads to sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverages as well as general tenderness.

Infection is another reason why a wisdom tooth is removed. Due to the inability to properly care for the tooth and how difficult it is to reach while brushing, they are prone to infection. This infection can spread throughout the rest of the mouth and body if it is not detected and treated promptly.

Overcrowding is yet another reason why wisdom teeth are often removed. Most people do not have enough room in their mouth for these extra teeth. They push on the neighboring teeth resulting in bite misalignment and additional structural damage to your mouth.

If you still have your wisdom teeth and are concerned that they may become a problem for you, then contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can!
The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields

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Madison, WI 53713

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Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, 2921 Landmark Place, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53713 • (608) 960-7650 • • 5/11/2021 • Related Terms: Oral Surgeon, Dental Implants, All on 4, Wisdom Teeth Extractions