Should My Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Are your wisdom teeth growing in? Some people need to have their wisdom teeth removed when this happens. As your dentist in Hilliard, OH, we can help you decide if wisdom teeth removal is necessary for you. Below, we’ve answered some common questions about wisdom teeth removal. Here’s what you need to know.

Do all wisdom teeth need to be removed?

Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. Wisdom teeth are left in place unless they’re expected to cause problems in the future. If your wisdom teeth are just starting to grow in, your dentist can tell you whether they’re likely to cause issues with your other teeth. If so, your dentist may recommend removing them to be safe.

How can you tell if you need wisdom teeth removal?

There are many signs that your wisdom teeth need to be removed, including:

  • Sensitivity in the gums and back of the mouth
  • Bad breath and bad taste in the mouth, even after you brush your teeth
  • Cavities and tooth decay, especially in the back of the mouth
  • Tooth crowding and teeth that were once straight suddenly becoming crooked

Of course, some of the signs that you need wisdom teeth removal can be similar to symptoms of other problems. The best way to tell if you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted is to visit a dentist. Your dentist can take x-rays, examine your teeth and tell you whether wisdom teeth extraction will help solve your problem.

What happens if you don’t get your wisdom teeth removed?

If you don’t get wisdom teeth removal in Hilliard, OH when you need it, you could suffer a number of problems including cavities and dental decay, dental infection and teeth crowding. This can cause pain and also may impact the appearance of your smile. In other words, it’s best to have your wisdom teeth removed when the dentist says it’s necessary.

Have questions about wisdom tooth extraction? Think you need your wisdom teeth removed? The professionals at Fishinger Dental can help. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you more information about the tooth extraction process. Call today to make an appointment.

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