Most people get their wisdom teeth while in their teens or early twenties. The wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last to emerge, and often there isn’t enough room in the jawbone to fit them. The wisdom teeth can become impacted when left in place, leading to long-term complications.
The best way to avoid these complications is to remove your wisdom teeth as early as possible. At Arch Dental Implants & Oral Surgery, we are happy to provide this preventative procedure to promote good oral health.
Call our office at (215) 935-4710 to schedule a consultation to have yours, or your child’s, wisdom teeth removed.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Historically, the third molars were necessary to replace the original molars, which often were lost or broken. Thanks to advances in dental care, wisdom teeth are seldom necessary today. Since there is insufficient space for them to emerge, wisdom teeth frequently get trapped beneath bone and gum tissue, resulting in discomfort or damage to the adjacent teeth. It may take years for these complications to occur, but it is still wise to have your wisdom teeth removed as soon as you can.
Why Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed at an Early Age?
Leaving your wisdom teeth in place may result in these common wisdom teeth complications:
- Chronic pain in the jaw or head.
- An increased risk of bacterial infection.
- An increased risk of tooth decay.
- The formation of tiny, painful cysts.
- Crowding or spacing issues that compromise your smile.
Having your wisdom teeth removed earlier in life can help you prevent these outcomes altogether. Additionally, wisdom teeth removal is typically easier and less complicated when done early.
Recovery and Aftercare
Wisdom teeth removal usually takes less than an hour, and you will be discharged with full aftercare and recovery instructions. Recovery times vary from patient to patient, but most people need 48 to 72 hours to rest and heal. You can expect minor discomfort, but over-the-counter pain medications can provide relief.
You’re in Good Hands with Us
At Arch Dental Implants & Oral Surgery, we perform wisdom teeth removal routinely, helping patients avoid possible oral health complications later in life. To schedule a wisdom teeth consultation, contact us at (215) 935-4710.