Any type of surgery is stressful and inconvenient. You are faced with being out of work for a while, as medical costs continue to pile up. For some, surgery is more than just stressful and inconvenient: it’s frightening. For that reason, we delay. That delay can be dangerous, especially when you need your wisdom teeth removed. The Parkcrest Dental blog is here to talk about why putting off wisdom teeth removal is always a bad idea.
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Why Would I Need Wisdom Teeth Removal?
There are several signs that, if experienced, may mean that you need to visit a dentist. The most obvious warning sign is tooth or jaw pain. Another sign is loose teeth, or you notice your teeth seem more crowded than usual. These are not normal things that happen to a healthy mouth. If you are experiencing them, it is possible your wisdom teeth are causing issues in your mouth.
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Why Shouldn’t I Just Wait?
The temptation with dental work, especially among adults, is to just put it off. We don’t see it as a health risk, we see it as an aesthetic or a comfort risk. Meaning, if you tore a ligament in your knee, you would almost certainly have it repaired immediately. You wouldn’t walk around with a torn ligament for weeks on end because that isn’t healthy. We don’t take this same approach with our teeth. Almost a quarter of people in the United States are either unsure or definitely not planning on visiting the dentist in the next 12 months.
The damage that can be done by not visiting the dentist is troublesome enough, but the damage that can be done when you are in need of surgery is even more severe. Leaving your wisdom teeth untreated for too long can lead to jaw damage and sinus issues, as well as gum swelling. Gum swelling can lead to cavities and gum disease, which will require even more visits to your dentist. You are better off simply taking care of your wisdom teeth before new issues arise.
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Let Parkcrest Dental Help
If you have questions about wisdom teeth removal and need help navigating the situation, Parkcrest Dental wants to help. Our team of trained professionals is equipped to look at your situation and help you make a decision. Contact us or call 417-887-1220 for more information.