When we think of wisdom teeth, we think of sitting in a dental chair, cringing in pain. We have all heard horror stories surrounding these famous teeth. Some of us dread the diagnosis from our dentist. We enter the dental office for our annual checkup and pray that we can go another year without undergoing this infamous extraction.
However, prior to allowing ourselves to experience these feelings of anxiety we must ask ourselves, what exactly are wisdom teeth? In fact, when wisdom teeth are in their proper position and alignment they can be an asset to you. However, they are often misaligned throughout time and can even erupt through the skin and/or gum. Those of who are lucky, only experience a partial eruption, if any at all. The harm in leaving this situation untreated is that they can damage the surrounding teeth and gum and even leave you prone to an oral infection and other complications.
The key to providing as much comfort as possible during this process is visiting an experienced dentist who has done many of these procedures in the past. At Finley Dentistry, Dr. Finley will work with you as a team in order to ensure as little pain and discomfort as possible. Additionally, he can review the many benefits to having your wisdom teeth removed and the complications which they may cause later down the road. Once you have agreed upon a wisdom removal plan that you are both comfortable with, you can proceed.
Do you need to be evaluated for wisdom teeth extraction? Call Finley Dentistry at (419) 472-6645 today!