Do I need my wisdom teeth extracted?

Do I need my wisdom teeth extracted?

If you have not had your wisdom teeth extracted, it is important to know the warning signs that you need to. Studies show about 85% of adults should get their wisdom teeth removed to protect their smile and preserve their dental health.

Generations ago, wisdom teeth served an important purpose. It helped our ancestors chew tough foods, such as leaves, roots, and even raw meat. But as our eating habits evolved, so did our jaws. Now, most people do not have enough room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to come in without causing significant damage.

If your wisdom teeth need to be removed, the sooner you get them out, the better. Waiting too long can lead to complications and a more challenging recovery. And waiting can also lead to your wisdom teeth becoming impacted, which means they are blocked by other teeth and cause inflammation, infections, cavities, jawbone loss, cysts, and more. As they continue to push their way through, your teeth can become crooked and overcrowded, causing your bite to change.

The only way to avoid this is to make sure you understand whether your wisdom teeth have enough room to come in straight. The reality is the only way to know is to seek professional advice from an experienced professional dedicated to helping you make the best decisions for your health. At Mint Dental, we believe in helping all our patients make the best decisions possible. That is why we recommend coming in for a consultation to help you determine whether you need your wisdom teeth removed.

How it Works

During your consultation, you’ll get all the information you need to make the right decision about your care. We will examine your mouth and check if your wisdom teeth have started coming in. If they have, we’ll see whether they are coming in straight and have enough room to continue to do so. If so, we will let you know. If not, we will discuss all your options with you.

If extraction is advised and you decide to move forward, we can do that in one short visit. Extraction is a minor surgical procedure that can be done with local or general anesthesia. After making a small incision in your gum tissue to expose the tooth, we will remove the tooth, clean the area, close up the incision, and place gauze over it to stop any bleeding. We will then give you detailed instructions to care for your mouth while you heal.

Who Is It For?

Because the problems caused by wisdom teeth are expensive, uncomfortable, and painful, it is important that all adults who have not had their wisdom teeth removed get their mouths inspected.

About 85% of people do not have enough room for their wisdom teeth to grow in properly so the vast majority of adults can avoid significant health issues, pain, and costs by having their wisdom teeth inspected as soon as possible.

How Much Does It Cost?

Getting your wisdom teeth inspected at our office is simple. If you decide to get your wisdom teeth extracted, your out-of-pocket costs will depend on your specific needs and insurance plan. Many dental and health insurance plans cover wisdom teeth extraction with little out-of-pocket costs to the patient. If your wisdom teeth need to be extracted, we will help you determine your exact costs before moving forward so you can make an informed decision. If you need help fitting any out-of-pocket costs into your budget, we can also show you several financing options.

The Next Step

The next step toward optimal dental health is to schedule your free, no-obligation wisdom teeth consultation using the form below.

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We believe smiles are contagious and they make the world happy. By helping you feel great about your smile, we hope to see more smiles on dials, more pearly whites, more grins, and more happiness. I guess you could call us Smile Architects.

Providing exceptional, comprehensive, informative yet tailored solutions will always be our commitment to you. Equipped with modern high-performing dentistry equipment, we ensure you receive the best quality of care, always.

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