Wisdom Teeth Removal Berkeley
Most people have their wisdom teeth removed, primarily to prevent future infection and misalignment or crowding of the rest of your teeth. Berkeley dentists Dr. Ruhi Sangha, and Dr. Prajakta Kamat, along with most dental surgeons who remove wisdom teeth, recommend you have your wisdom teeth removed in your late teenage years if possible. Most young adults feel anxiety around wisdom teeth removal, including many patients at Transcendentist. Our Berkeley dentists and compassionate staff understand. Dr. Ruhi Sangha, and Dr. Prajakta Kamat take the time to make you comfortable and explain everything patiently. With the expert training and professional service at Transcendentist, your anticipation of wisdom teeth removal may be more troubling than the surgery itself.
The Problem with Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth don’t make you wiser, and more is not better in dentistry. Wisdom teeth tend to be very problematic. Wisdom teeth seldom emerge fully from the bone like all of your other teeth. You then cannot brush or floss the part of the wisdom tooth that remains buried below the gums and inside the bone, leading to a high likelihood of future infection, abscesses, and the formation of cysts. Your Berkeley dentists also can’t clean a partially or fully submerged tooth. If this wisdom tooth becomes infected in the future, it must be taken out surgically and the infected area carefully cleaned. Knowing the likelihood of needing to remove wisdom teeth in the future, Berkeley dentists Dr. Ruhi Sangha, and Dr. Prajakta Kamat may recommend you remove any partially submerged (or impacted) wisdom teeth now before larger problems occur.
Berkeley dentists Dr. Ruhi Sangha, and Dr. Prajakta Kamat also recommend wisdom teeth removal if your wisdom teeth are tilted or angled sideways. This common tilt problem causes the wisdom teeth to push the rest of your teeth out of their correct position. The result is crowding, rotated teeth, and an uncomfortable bite that could lead to long-term jaw or TMJ problems. Berkeley dentists Dr. Ruhi Sangha, and Dr. Prajakta Kamat have the necessary training and experience to evaluate your wisdom teeth and determine if they are problematic and merit extraction. At Transcendentist, we know that earlier oral surgery usually leads to fewer complications and a faster healing process. To avoid future complications from wisdom teeth, don’t wait until you feel pain or symptoms. Call Berkeley dentists Dr. Ruhi Sangha, and Dr. Prajakta Kamat today for a wisdom teeth evaluation 510-841-3040.
Reasons To Remove Your Wisdom Teeth
While not all wisdom teeth require removal, wisdom teeth extractions are most often performed because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future. If impaction of one or more wisdom teeth is present, and left untreated, a number of potentially harmful outcomes can occur, including:
- Damage to nearby teeth: Second molars (the teeth directly in front of the wisdom teeth) can be adversely affected by impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in tooth decay (cavities), periodontal disease (gum disease) and possible bone loss.
- Disease: Although uncommon, cysts and tumors can occur in the areas surrounding impacted wisdom teeth.
- Infection: Bacteria and food can become trapped under the gum tissue, resulting in an infection. The infection can cause considerable pain and danger.
- Tooth Crowding: It has been theorized that impacted wisdom teeth can put pressure on other teeth and cause them to become misaligned (crowded or twisted). This theory isn’t universally accepted by all dental professionals, and it has never been validated by any scientific studies
Learn more about oral surgery services when you visit Transcendentist. Call Berkeley Dentists Dr. Ruhi Sangha, and Dr. Prajakta Kamat at 510-841-3040 to schedule a consultation today!