For all intents and purposes, wisdom teeth are vestigial third molars that serve no function in your mouth in the modern age. Many people opt to have them removed sometime in mid-to-late adolescence. Even if you choose not to have your wisdom teeth extracted, it can lead to significant complications later on in life.
Just like all the other teeth in your mouth, a fully emerged wisdom tooth needs daily brushing and flossing. This can prove quite challenging as most wisdom teeth are hard to reach and can suffer from overcrowding issues. Improper oral hygiene can then result in complications from tooth decay and periodontal disease.
As the years go by, a fully emerged wisdom tooth will slowly start to fuse with the bone tissues in the back of your jaw. When this happens, conventional extraction may no longer be a viable course of treatment.
In a case like this, you will need the highly skilled hands of your dentist, Dr. Todd A. Williams, to perform an oral surgery extraction of the wisdom tooth.
This is a minimally invasive course of treatment that often requires full sedation. It can be performed in a single outpatient appointment. Afterward, you will still feel the sedative’s effects so you’ll need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home.
If you have one or more fully emerged wisdom teeth in Dallas, Texas, you should call 214-691-0101 to schedule an appointment at Williams and Williams Facial and Oral Surgery.