Despite their lofty name, the presence of wisdom teeth do not confer upon their hosts any particular insight or intelligence. In fact, the people who don’t even have wisdom teeth may be all the more wise for never having to put up with the pain they frequently cause.
If you have concerns about or are already experiencing discomfort from your wisdom teeth, the oral surgeon at Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is best trained and equipped to deal with these extra molars tucked way back in the corners of your mouth. We will determine if the presence of your unwanted guests are causing problems like decay, infections, overcrowding, or are becoming impacted, and recommend whether extracting these nuisances is the best course of treatment. If extraction is indicated, you can feel confident knowing that we provide an industry-best patient experience, maximizing your comfort during the outpatient procedure and ensuring a rapid recovery.
So, why are they called wisdom teeth, anyway? The commonly held belief is because these wisdom teeth “erupt” a good deal later than the other teeth, at an age of between 17 or 20 years old. Sometimes these extra molars actually emerge without causing any trouble, and may even provide some extra chewing power. But when their arrival pushes against your other teeth, or only emerge half way, a variety of issues can arise. They can make your teeth harder to clean, leading to trapped food particles that resist regular brushing and flossing. This opens the door to tooth decay and infections.
There’s no need to live with the discomfort, complications and uncertainty caused by wisdom teeth. The oral surgeon at Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can answer your questions and calm your concerns en route to providing safe, comfortable treatment in the comfort of our state-of-the-art facility. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
By Bellevue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
January 24, 2022