Wisdom Tooth Removal
The first camp believes wisdom teeth should be removed when they grow in and before they cause infection, damage to alignment, form cysts or become impacted below your gums. Sometimes called third molars, your wisdom teeth typically grow in between the ages of 17 to 25. They are the last four teeth to grow in and they’re located behind your last molars on the top and bottom.
The other camp believes if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, meaning if your wisdom teeth are not giving you any problems wisdom teeth removal is not necessary. They believe the risk of surgery and anesthesia outweigh potential problems caused by wisdom teeth.There are two camps when it comes to wisdom teeth removal.
Wisdom teeth only cause problems if you don’t have enough room for them to come through all the way. While they are growing in you may experience slight discomfort but this usually goes away once they reach their correct position.
Both camps may be at odds about having your wisdom teeth removed if they are not causing you any problems, but both can agree if they are causing you grief you should have them extracted to avoid further complications.
When Should You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
You will know if your wisdom teeth need to be removed because you will experience the following symptoms:
- tender, swollen or inflammation at wisdom tooth site
- pain at wisdom tooth site
- aching or stiff jaw
- bad taste in your mouth
- bad breath
- bleeding gums at wisdom tooth site
Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal
The cost of wisdom teeth removal is covered by most dental plans, especially if they are impacted and causing you pain.
A quick X-ray and your dentist will be able to determine if you need surgery to remove your wisdom teeth.
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