3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Your Wisdom Teeth Removal

April 23, 2014

Removal of your wisdom teeth may sound painful and generally unpleasant. Instinctually, you may want to put off the discomfort surrounding wisdom teeth removal; however, this is a very bad idea.

Putting off an important procedure such as wisdom teeth removal can cause a host of unanticipated problems.

Damage To Neighbouring Teeth

One of the reasons you should get your wisdom teeth removed in the first place is crowding. If your wisdom teeth are growing in improperly, they may cause your teeth to shift in their positions, resulting in jaw pain, a crooked smile, and possibly undoing previous orthodontic work.

A crooked smile isn’t all you have to concern yourself with. If you put off your wisdom tooth removal, your neighbouring teeth may become damaged and more susceptible to cavities. This can occur even if you think your wisdom teeth are growing in straight. Bacterial infection and swelling may also occur.

Gum Disease

While wisdom teeth grow in, they are difficult to reach while brushing. It is also nearly impossible to floss between your impacted wisdom teeth. When your wisdom teeth begin to break through your gums you will have an open sore.

These factors all promote gum disease. Removing your wisdom teeth in a timely manner will allow you to better take care of your gums and prevent gum disease.

It’s Riskier Later

The longer you wait to extract your wisdom teeth, the more difficult the procedure becomes. Complications may arise such as damaging a nerve before or during your procedure, resulting in facial numbness.

So stop procrastinating and contact Desired Smiles today at 905-637-5463! We’ll be happy to do an exam, take an x-ray, and determine if you will need to extract those wisdom teeth.

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