Problems with Wisdom Teeth?
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Each tooth in the mouth has a specific name and most teeth have a specific function. The front teeth (incisors, canine and bicuspid teeth) are used to grasp food while the back teeth, or molar teeth, are used to grind food.
The average adult has 16 teeth on the top jaw and 16 teeth on the bottom jaw for a total of 32 teeth. However, the average mouth is designed to fit only 28 teeth. It can be painful when 32 teeth try to fit in a mouth that holds only 28 teeth. The four additional teeth, which are the last teeth in the back of the jaw, are your Third Molars, commonly known as “wisdom teeth.” Your wisdom teeth usually are non-functional teeth.
Dr. Achong wrote a Wisdom Tooth Book for you!
The Wisdom of Wisdom Teeth Removal is the best guide for patients interested in having their wisdom teeth removed. It is simple and easy reading with fantastic picture illustrations.
Topics covered include:
- What Wisdom Teeth Are
- The Benefits of Having them Removed
- Having Anesthesia for the Procedure
- After Care
Please click here to request a copy of Dr. Achong’s wisdom tooth book.
Why should wisdom teeth be removed?
When wisdom teeth erupt into the mouth and align properly within the arch, removal of these teeth are unnecessary. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they do not properly erupt within the mouth. They can grow in various orientations, may partially emerge from the gum, or may remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many awkward positions in the bone as they attempt to erupt into the mouth.
Poorly positioned or impacted wisdom teeth can cause many problems. When they are partially erupted, the opening around the tooth allows bacterial growth leading to infection. Moreover, the pressure from erupting wisdom teeth can cause shifting of your primary teeth eventually disrupting the natural alignment of your smile.
Cysts or tumors may form around the impacted wisdom tooth causing destruction of the adjacent jaw bone and teeth. Removal of the offending impacted wisdom tooth or teeth usually remedy these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid future problems and to decrease the surgical risk.
What does it cost to have wisdom teeth removed?
The cost to have wisdom teeth removed can range greatly from state to state. Furthermore, there are numerous dental and medical insurances that have different types of coverage. The cost also depends on how deep, or impacted, the wisdom teeth are in the jaw bone. An xray and an evaluation by a dentist will be required to determine the degree of impaction of the wisdom teeth. Contact Oral Facial Surgical Arts for a consultation and the cost of the procedure can be determine.
Why have an oral surgeon remove your teeth?
Reason #1: Smooth procedure with minimal discomfort. SEDATION AVAILABLE!
Reason #2: Very low complication rate. Oral surgeons know how to AVOID potential complications and manage complications that a general dentist or a periodontist is not properly trained to handle.
Reason #3: An oral surgeon removes teeth everyday at work. Who would you rather have remove your tooth/teeth?
Reason #4: Oral surgeons like Dr. Achong commit an additional 6 years (YES 6 years) of training after graduating from dental school to remove teeth and to master sedation.
Watch this video and you will see how easy wisdom teeth removal can be. Enjoy!