Nature originally intended for wisdom teeth to be included in the human compliment of adult teeth. In the past, our ancient ancestors may have needed these third molars to process tough foods and roots. However, the modern human mouth often has little room to accommodate these teeth, which can lead to a host of problems and latent complications.
Wisdom teeth typically start attempting to erupt from the gums at some point in late adolescence. If there isn’t sufficient room in the back of your son or daughter’s mouth to afford these teeth, they can become trapped, or turned at an unnatural angle. The strong pressure caused by an impacted wisdom tooth can gradually start to affect the roots of the rear molar. As time goes by it could even result in total loss of the previously healthy molar or the formation of a painful dental cyst.
To prevent these complications the oral care specialists at The Dental Studio’s Salt Lake City, Utah clinic commonly recommend having any impacted wisdom teeth surgically extracted.
This often requires full sedation, making it a good opportunity to have the oral surgeon extract any other wisdom teeth in their mouth. This will spare them the needless discomfort of two recovery periods, while preventing future issues.
If you live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area and you’re concerned about your son or daughter’s wisdom teeth, you should call 801-758-0985 to set up a consultation appointment at The Dental Studio’s clinic.