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Though there is no rule that says it must be done, most adults who develop wisdom teeth will have them removed at some point. Most adults have four wisdom teeth which will come in during early adulthood. Some adults have more wisdom teeth and others have less. Around 35% of the population does not develop wisdom teeth at all. The reason that individuals with wisdom teeth in Palatine come to our practice seeking extraction is because wisdom teeth frequently come in crooked, are more prone to infection than other teeth, and may push existing teeth out of alignment.
Wisdom Teeth in Palatine
If you are a person living with wisdom teeth in Palatine who is interested in having them extracted, the dentist in Palatine is more than happy to perform a consultative appointment to discuss your options. Often, removing wisdom teeth either before they erupt, or shortly thereafter is the best way of preventing complications.
Arlington Heights Dental Wisdom Teeth Removal
Arlington Heights dental wisdom teeth removal is a relatively routine process. Many patients these days opt for a sedation dentistry session, during which time they can be put in a twilight sleep and have all four teeth removed without experiencing pain. For single tooth removal, it is possible to perform the procedure under local anesthesia,. with the patient fully awake, if this is what the patient wishes.
Once the teeth are removed, patients have to keep the area clean and well maintained for several days. Though most people prefer to have the dentist in Palatine extract all existing wisdom teeth at once so that the healing process can be completed during a single set of days, there are some individuals, for whatever reason, who opt for having one wisdom tooth removed at a time, over multiple sessions.
Though most dentists will recommend the removal of wisdom teeth, some people have managed to live their entire life with their wisdom teeth in place and faced no real issue. The biggest problem with wisdom teeth is the fact that they often come in sideways and are very hard to adequately clean. Often these teeth erupt only partially, allowing debris and bacteria to become trapped under the thin layer of gum surrounding the partially exposed tooth.
Once this happens it is hard for the patient to do anything about it, after all most people can barely reach that far back into their mouth, let alone attempt a thorough cleaning regimen complete with flossing. So, as a result tooth decay, infection, and abscess are common with these teeth.
Depending on the angle that they come in at, these teeth can also destroy existing tooth structure. Patients who spent years in braces during early adolescence do not want to risk losing their nice, straight teeth. This is, in fact, one of the biggest reasons that clients come seeking Arlington Heights dental wisdom teeth removal.
For most people who have wisdom teeth, keeping them turns out to be a negative experience. Fortunately, they will show up on x-ray during preventative care appointments, long before they begin to erupt.
Contact the Palatine dentist today to schedule an appointment to receive consultation regarding the extraction of your wisdom teeth!
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