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Understanding Wisdom Teeth Removal

Your wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last to erupt. They’re also the most likely teeth to become impacted, which means they can’t entirely or at all erupt through your gums. When your wisdom teeth become impacted, you risk developing infections, cysts, overcrowding, and damage to your neighboring teeth. When your wisdom teeth become impacted, you should extract them as soon as possible. Rockwall Oral Surgery can help!

Where Do Wisdom Teeth Get Their Name From?

Wisdom teeth are the third molars, also known as the third molars. Have you ever wondered why this is? Because of the timeframe these last four teeth erupt, they’ve earned the term. Wisdom teeth do not erupt until your late teens or early twenties after all of your other adult teeth have erupted; This is when you are transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. 

What Causes Wisdom Teeth Impaction? 

Wisdom teeth can become impacted due to various reasons: 

  • Insufficient space: Thousands of years ago, the human jaw was larger and could accommodate the wisdom teeth. Over the years, however, once the wisdom teeth were no longer necessary, the size of the human jaws began to shrink, even though the teeth still developed. As a result, many people do not have enough space in their mouths to accommodate all 32 adult teeth.
  • A blockage: The wisdom teeth may also become impacted because the teeth are blocked by bone or tissue.
  • Teeth orientation: The wisdom teeth may also be growing at an angle or entirely sideways.

What Is the Purpose of Wisdom Teeth? 

Wisdom teeth used to be extremely important. The diet of our forefathers and mothers included a lot of rough, coarse foods that required a lot of chewing—the wisdom teeth aided in the digestion of these foods by breaking them down. On the other hand, cooking resulted in softer and easier food to chew. Wisdom teeth have essentially become obsolete, but they are still growing. 

What Are the Advantages of Using an OMS for Wisdom Teeth Extraction? 

An OMS, or oral maxillofacial surgeon, should perform the procedure if you need your wisdom teeth extracted. We have the training, experience, and expertise as OMS experts to safely extract your wisdom teeth while minimizing the risk of complications such as infections and other issues. We can also handle more complex situations to give you the best results possible, restoring your oral health and improving your quality of life. Wisdom tooth extraction can help relieve pain while improving your oral health and quality of life. 

Do You Have Any Questions About Wisdom Teeth Removal? 

Call Rockwall Oral Surgery today at (469)757-4433 for more information on wisdom teeth extraction and schedule your consultation. We’ve come to help you.