3 Reasons You Should Not Wait To Get Wisdom Teeth Extracted
Posted on 2/7/2022 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
If your kid wears braces, a dental specialist will most likely advise you to schedule a visit for wisdom teeth removal as early as the braces are removed, before the third molars grow in and interrupt the straightened teeth. Emerging wisdom teeth can quickly put to drain the efforts of the many months and large amount of dollars you spent straightening the teeth of your kids with braces. Here are four reasons you need not wait to have wisdom teeth extracted.
Extracting wisdom teeth during the teen years or early twenties can help prevent complications like jaw pain and swelling. Due to how the four extra teeth squeeze in alongside the initial 28 teeth, there is potential for developing infections, decay, misalignment, and abscesses. These culprits often cause pain and swelling in the jaw.
The back area of the mouth where wisdom teeth are found is considered a breeding ground for bacteria. Food may get stuck between the third molars and gums. When this happens, decay follows due to the accumulation of bacteria. An infection in these areas leads to gum disease. Untreated gum disease may ultimately lead to tooth loss. Extracting wisdom teeth is considered a preventive measure because it helps avoid infection of gums and loss of teeth.
Heart Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Stroke
Are you aware that there is a close link between oral health and the overall health of the body? Infection in the gums can enter the bloodstream thus directly affecting the blood vessels. As a result, you may have spikes in blood pressure. Worse still, heart attacks and strokes may arise if the infections remain untreated. Now that you know what wisdom teeth can do to your oral cavity and the body at large, why not schedule an appointment to have them extracted? Contact our oral surgery team to get more information about the extraction procedure.
Dental Blog | Madison Oral Surgery and Dental Implants The doctors at Madison Oral Surgery and Dental Implants have provided this blog to help our patients and the community. We hope our blog will cover the many topics that you and your family may be interested in. Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, 2921 Landmark Place, Suite 100, Madison, WI 53713 / (608) 960-7650 / madisonoralsurgeons.com / 2/3/2023 / Tags: Oral Surgeon, Dental Implants, All on 4, Wisdom Teeth Extractions