Efficient Wisdom Teeth Removal
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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are types of molars found in the very back of your mouth. They generally erupt when you are in your late teens or early twenties. Sometimes, they do not erupt and may, instead, become impacted if there is not enough room in the jaw to accommodate them or if the entry angle is awkward. An impacted wisdom tooth may need to be removed so that you do not develop gum tenderness, सूजन, or pain. Partially or fully erupted wisdom teeth that are impacted may be difficult to clean and they are more susceptible to tooth decay, संक्रमण, and gum disease.

When your wisdom teeth initially erupt, their roots may not have fully formed. के अतिरिक्त, the bone surrounding the teeth is less dense. This can make extraction easier and shorten your time of recovery. This is why it is recommended that you have them removed shortly after they erupt.

Once your wisdom teeth are extracted, you begin the healing process. The healing time will vary. Your Wichita Family Dental dentist will share with you what to expect after the removal of your wisdom teeth and will provide postop instructions for a quick, comfortable healing process.

Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

A representation of a pericoronitis infection on a wisdom tooth


When there is not enough room for total eruption, the gum tissue around the wisdom tooth may become infected, resulting in pain, सूजन, and problems chewing and/or swallowing.

An example of a cyst formation on a wisdom tooth

Cyst Formation:

Cysts may form inside the jaw bone as a result of impacted teeth. They may slowly expand and destroy the adjacent jaw bone. They can be difficult to treat.

An illustration of teeth crowding caused by a wisdom tooth

Possible Crowding:

Your teeth may become crowded due to impacted wisdom teeth. This can lead to long-term damage if left untreated.

A visual of a wisdom tooth damaging an adjacent tooth

Damage to Adjacent Teeth:

Wisdom teeth may make it difficult to clean the surrounding teeth. With time, this may lead to gum disease, bone loss, and/or tooth decay.