The Importance of Wisdom Teeth Removal - Athens Oral Surgery Center

October 07, 2019
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“Out of sight, out of mind” may be your go-to mindset when you think of your wisdom teeth. But, removing these teeth may be the best decision you make for the overall health of your mouth. Dr. Tomlinson can evaluate your wisdom teeth and discuss what needs to be done to ensure optimal health.

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Discover three reasons why you should have your wisdom teeth removed:

Wisdom Teeth are Completely Hidden

Just because you can’t see your wisdom teeth doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Many times, your wisdom teeth are hidden underneath your gums. If these teeth are trying to emerge but are unable to, an infection may occur and damage the surrounding teeth.

Wisdom Teeth are Partially Emerged

Whether your wisdom teeth are barely showing or almost all the way erupted, partially emerged wisdom teeth are cause for concern. If they are lower than your back molars, it’s likely that it is difficult to brush and floss these teeth. This area will attract bacteria which may turn into an infection or cyst. Additionally, these teeth will be difficult to clean.

Wisdom Teeth May Crowd Nearby Teeth

During the break-through process, it’s not uncommon for your wisdom teeth to push the surrounding teeth in order to gain more room. This is often what causes pain and soreness. If your wisdom teeth make room to come through, your bottom teeth may shift.

How Dr. Tomlinson Can Help

Over time, your wisdom teeth’s roots and bones continue to form and grow into your jaw. That’s why we suggest removing wisdom teeth at an early age! This procedure is painless, although your mouth may feel sore after waking up from anesthesia. Do you have questions? Don’t hesitate to call us: 706-549-5033.