Wisdom tooth removal isn’t a process that people often want to think about, but removing these teeth is often necessary for ensuring a healthy smile. Board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Dr. Prabh Grewal and Dr. Arthur Kilkuts at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA will help you determine if and when wisdom tooth extraction is necessary.
The best reason to have your wisdom teeth removed is to avoid the problems that can affect the rest of your teeth. Here’s a look at some of the concerns you may experience in Norco, Corona, or Eastvale, CA, if you don’t have someone remove your wisdom teeth.
Harming your healthy teeth
Your wisdom teeth could harm your healthy teeth if they are impacted. Impacted teeth that have not grown or erupted properly can add pressure to the healthy teeth. These teeth could lose some of the minerals they require, as the impacted wisdom teeth could use those materials instead. Your healthy teeth could become weak from this point.
Wisdom teeth could also interfere with the roots of your other teeth. The roots could get in touch with the wisdom teeth, triggering pain and sensitivity. These pains may not go away without having the wisdom teeth removed.
Sometimes, your wisdom teeth might partially erupt. These teeth are still positioned to where they are harder to maintain. Since the entire teeth may not be easily accessible or visible, you may struggle to clean them. More bacteria can build in those spots, creating additional health risks.
Cysts can develop
Dental cysts may also build up from the added stress your wisdom teeth produce. A cyst is a cavity that is closed off and has a small filling with liquid or semisolid compounds. You will require a root canal or another drainage procedure if you experience a cyst, as it will not go away on its own. Dr. Grewal or Dr. Kilkuts at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA can treat those cysts. We also recommend having those wisdom teeth removed to prevent future cysts from appearing.
Is it possible your wisdom teeth don’t need removal?
Not all people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, but the criteria for determining if they can stay are specific. Wisdom teeth can remain if they are healthy and have fully erupted from your gums. They should also be positioned well and aligned to where they bite well with their opposite teeth. Wisdom teeth that can be cleaned through regular dental procedures can also stay. But you will need to have those teeth removed if they don’t meet these points.
Contact us today for more information about your wisdom teeth
You can ask board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons Dr. Prabh Grewal and Dr. Arthur Kilkuts at Corona Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Corona, CA for more information about wisdom tooth extraction. Our experts can check your teeth and determine the appropriate treatment. Our comprehensive approach will ensure your safety and comfort, plus we’ll help you achieve a healthier smile. Call us or visit us online to schedule an appointment today.