Dr. Mulokozi Lugakingira recommends people get their wisdom teeth removed when they are still fairly young. When people receive this tooth extraction when they are in their teens or 20’s, there is a reduced likelihood of experiencing complications as a result from the surgery. Waiting even a few years can increase your odds of having the following health problems.
- Damage to the Adjacent Teeth
Four teeth will try to erupt if you do not get them removed. In a vast majority of cases, there is not enough room in the patient’s mouth for the teeth to grow. As a result, they will rub against the adjacent teeth. This leads to further damage, and your other teeth may become misaligned and required treatment down the line.
This is a medical condition where the soft tissue in the mouth becomes inflamed. The symptoms of this condition include a slight fever, discomfort and extreme pain. When this occurs, the only way to find relief from the pain is to get rid of the impacted wisdom tooth.
- Jaw Fracture
Wisdom teeth put an immense amount of pressure on the jawbone. While it tends to be rare, some people will experience fractures within the bone. Not only will you need surgery to remove the teeth, but you will require additional surgery to repair the bone tissue.
- Increased Risk of Gum Disease
In the event these rearmost teeth erupt, they are extremely difficult to clean. Even when the teeth erupt with no complications, the person may not be able to clean them properly, which can increase the person’s risk of developing cavities and gum disease.
Get These Teeth Removed Right Away
Parents of teens should make sure their children undergo this procedure from Dr. Lugakingira’s office. Contact our practice in Fort Wayne, IN to schedule the appointment, especially if you or your teen starts experiencing discomfort from the wisdom teeth.