Wisdom teeth are the large molars that come in during the teenage years at the very back of the mouth. Our ancestors used these teeth for a diet that consisted of leaves, roots, nuts, and meat, so they needed them for proper chewing. Today, we no longer require these teeth and they often cause more problems than they are worth.
Wisdom teeth often grow in incorrectly, leading to impaction or crowding of the existing teeth. It’s usually best to extract them—and the sooner the better.
Dr. Advani is experienced at extracting wisdom teeth, whether they are fully erupted or still below the surface of the gums. Modern sedation will ensure your experience is pain-free. Call us today to find out more about wisdom teeth extraction at your Elk Grove Village dentist.
Why It’s Best to Extract Wisdom Teeth
As mentioned, we no longer need these molars for chewing. Because they are so large, in most cases, our jaws are too small to accommodate them properly.
For some people, wisdom teeth fail to fully erupt. This impaction can be painful and create problems with bacteria getting below the gum line, causing painful infections.
The Wisdom Teeth Extraction Process
The ease with which wisdom teeth can be extracted will depend on whether they have fully erupted or are impacted. Extraction tends to be simpler when the teeth have come in completely.
Regardless of the procedure, Dr. Advani will make sure you are numbed and sedated, as needed. You will feel no pain while undergoing the extractions. Dr. Advani is experienced in performing even complicated dental surgeries, so you can rest assured you are in good hands.
Call Us About Your Wisdom Teeth
If you have any questions about wisdom teeth extraction, call your Elk Grove Village Dentist Dr. Advani. The procedure is not a painful one—and it can ensure the health of the rest of your teeth.