For awhile now, we here at Williams Lake Smiles have wondered what the best way of getting wisdom teeth extraction information out to our many current and prospective patients might be. After much thought, we finally decided on this blog, as it provides a way for us to talk directly to those in need. You may not realize it, but chances are incredibly high that you know someone who has had their wisdom teeth extracted. Unfortunately, it is very rare for these teeth to develop into a usable form and so they must be removed as soon as possible. Today, Dr. Rudy Wassenaar is blogging from his Williams Lake, BC office to give some useful and interesting information about wisdom teeth.
It turns out that approximately 35% of people in the world are born without their wisdom teeth. Whether they lucked out in terms of evolution or genetics, these people get to continue on with their lives without having to worry about the problems associated with wisdom teeth. Unfortunately, the rest of us weren’t so lucky. In fact, it is incredibly likely that our wisdom teeth will eventually rear their ugly heads and cause some trouble for our oral health. Wisdom teeth can:
This is where wisdom tooth extraction comes in. By having your wisdom teeth removed quickly, we can make them a thing of the past before they have any opportunity to cause you any real discomfort. If we get to your wisdom teeth before they erupt or become impacted, removing them consists of a simple surgery with Dr. Wassenaar. In fact, extracting wisdom teeth is generally seen as a smart preventative measure for your oral health.
When it comes to having your wisdom teeth extracted, it is important that you are sure to take care of the empty sockets left behind. While it is rare for any complications to arise due to having wisdom teeth removed, you should be sure to take care of these empty spaces. Try to keep them clean after eating and avoid any foods that require a lot of chewing to get down as these foods can cause your sockets to begin bleeding again.
When it comes down to it, having your wisdom teeth removed is no more an occasion than having a filling placed on a cavity. By having your wisdom teeth removed early, you are saving yourself a lot of trouble in the end. If you would like to learn more about wisdom teeth and the benefits of having them removed early, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Rudy Wassenaar today.
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