Do you believe in preventive or rather prophylactic extraction, or would you suggest to leave them for the good condition still exists? Would you recommend wisdom tooth extraction for your child especially upon reaching early adulthood?
There are common dental problems involving wisdom tooth that occur during early adulthood and even to patients over 50 years of age. Think about what would you prefer or ask about your dentist's stance about his personal opinion based on actual evaluation and experiences?
They are commonly called or known as "third molars", wisdom teeth are the last to come out. Their arrival which can be sometimes late into your twenties, is not always a usual phenomena. In total, we can expect to have four wisdom teeth, both upper and lower, left and right part of the jaw. But there are cases wherein enough space for the extra teeth will not be possible. Sadly, this can cause problems and for sure a lot of pain. Sometimes the feeling of pain and discomfort suddenly disappear, however there are instances wisdom teeth need to be extracted. With the recovery time of a couple of days, the procedure is usually a quick one carried out using local anaesthetic.
Our desire and natural ability to maintain proper hygiene in these hard-to-reach areas consistently over many decades is compromised. It may not be a great issue to retain wisdom teeth as a young adult, nevertheless, the chances of developing decay or periodontal disease increases as we grow older. However, there are factors we have to consider like aging for example. It increases the risk of developing condition that may hinder the healing process. We should take note all of these facts before considering wisdom tooth extraction.
As the widow of a late dental professional, it is my observation and I'm happy to share this with you. He had most of the time recommended: To get your wisdom tooth extracted at an early age until your bone is soft and teeth will come out easily, thus, the healing process will develop faster. Although, we may be lucky and never encounter any problem in few cases, waiting will just put us into the risk of a more complicated and agonizing recovery with inevitable or constant damage to the remaining other teeth.
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