Why consider a surgery?
Good dental health is essential for overall wellbeing, and sometimes surgery may be necessary to maintain it. Dental surgery can help patients in a variety of ways, from improving their appearance to providing relief from pain or discomfort caused by an underlying condition.
The most obvious benefit of undergoing dental surgery is improved oral hygiene. By removing infected tissue or damaged teeth that cannot be restored with other treatments like fillings and crowns, you can reduce the risk of further infection and decay as well as improve your smile's aesthetics.
Wisdom tooth (or third molar) surgery explained
Is wisdom tooth removal necessary?
Going for wisdom tooth extraction is a very important step in maintaining good oral health. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are often the last teeth to develop and can cause problems if they become impacted or grow at an angle. If left untreated, these misaligned teeth can lead to pain, infection and damage to other surrounding teeth. By having them extracted early on before they cause any issues is possible to prevent potential dental complications down the road.
How is the surgery done?
The procedure itself is quite straightforward; your dentist will take X-rays of your mouth in order to determine which of your wisdom teeth need removal and then administer anesthesia prior to extracting them with specialized instruments.
The entire process usually takes from 30 minutes to more than one hour depending on how is the complexity of your case and how many extractions you need, so you should be able to plan accordingly if you have other plans that day!
Most people experience minimal discomfort afterwards but this varies from person-to-person so make sure you discuss all postoperative care instructions with your dentist beforehand just in case there are any special measures that need taken after the surgery has been completed such as taking antibiotics or using icepacks for swelling reduction, etc..
Let’s go for it!
Overall going for wisdom tooth extraction when recommended by a qualified professional can help protect patients from future dental problems while also providing relief from current pain associated with impacted/misaligned third molars! Taking proactive steps like this now helps ensure long term oral health later down the line - something we could all benefit from!