Rockwall Oral Surgery

Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery Benefits

Many teens and adults face the important decision of wisdom teeth removal and you may be asking yourself, why do we even have wisdom teeth if we have to get them removed? Wisdom teeth were once important to our ancestors to help break down the coarse foods in their diets to aid in digestion. Due to the invention of cooking, food is softer and easier to chew which has made wisdom teeth obsolete.

Thanks to advancement in oral surgery, long gone are the days where you have to suffer with the pain and problems caused by wisdom teeth. Let’s discover the benefits of wisdom teeth removal. 

Problems Caused by Wisdom Teeth

About 85 percent of people need their wisdom teeth removed. If wisdom teeth cannot emerge or do grow into place, they usually cause bigger oral health problems. The earlier you allow wisdom teeth removal, the less likely you are to face these damages to your oral and physical health. Such problems include: 

  • Damage to other teeth
  • Jaw problems
  • Sinus issues
  • Gum disease and inflammation
  • Cavities
  • Misalignment of teeth

Removal Benefits

One of the biggest benefits of removing wisdom teeth is preventing those issues above. This is why dentists push the benefits of removing wisdom teeth over keeping them. Early extraction of these teeth enables you to prevent oral health problems and improve the overall quality of your life. Other wisdom teeth removal benefits include:

  • Reduction in headaches
  • Oral pain prevention and relief 
  • Facial pain prevention and relief
  • Reduced risk of oral disease
  • Reduced risk of bone loss and gum recession

Wisdom Teeth Removal Made Easy With Dr. Pollock

At Rockwall Oral Surgery, we will conduct a thorough oral examination, review your dental X-rays, and explain the pros and cons of wisdom tooth extraction. From there, the choice is up to you, and we are here to offer guidance and care throughout the entire process of wisdom tooth extraction!Ready to make your dental goals a reality? Contact Dr. Pollock at Rockwall Oral Surgery to schedule a dental appointment. We are available by phone at (469) 264-8921 or email at info@dentalimplantsurgery.com.