Trusting your Dayton, Ohio dentist with wisdom teeth removal
Dr. Daniel Cobb, a trusted Dayton, Ohio dentist explains that wisdom teeth offer very little benefit to most patients. Sometimes wisdom teeth erupt and patients barely notice. They may feel some pressure as the teeth come in, but the molars are healthy, complete, and positioned correctly. When the wisdom teeth are healthy and properly aligned they can be cared for with regular brushing and flossing and don’t pose harm to your remaining teeth.
While healthy, intact, straight wisdom teeth are what we all hope for, sometimes the patient’s mouth doesn’t have room for another set of molars. When this is the case, it can lead to dental problems or pain. Common issues include the teeth growing at a different angle, only erupting partially, or staying below the gum line.
Dr. Cobb and his team at Alex Bell Dental understand that tooth extraction can cause patients anxiety. However, wisdom teeth removal is safe and, with the proper anesthesia, pain-free. In fact, wisdom teeth that are through the gums usually need only a simple extraction using local anesthetic. If the teeth remain below the gum line, sedation will be used to ensure patient’s comfort.
Wisdom teeth are usually easier to remove when they are smaller. As the teeth grow, they can begin to affect other teeth, can turn and grow horizontally, or cause other problems within your mouth. That’s why it’s important to have x-rays taken of your mouth so that you know if you have wisdom teeth that may cause you problems in the future.
Dr. Cobb knows that the health of the mouth affects the health of the body. He and his team work with you to determine the best, and least invasive, treatment option for your individual situation. To learn more, call today to schedule a consultation.
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