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The decision to remove your wisdom teeth is not always an easy one to make. There are many people who can live and function without removing them at all. There are others who never have wisdom teeth. However, most of us are left affected by wisdom teeth, needing to remove them due to serious pain and problems in the future. If you are wondering about your wisdom teeth and if they need to be removed, talk to your dentist. Your dentist can evaluate your oral cavity and identify the condition of your wisdom teeth.

There are many reasons why wisdom teeth removal is necessary and important. Those reasons include:

•Your jaw may not be big enough, which will result in crowded teeth.
•The teeth can only grow in partially, which can cause painful, swollen gums.
•If your wisdom teeth are affected by tooth decay and gum disease, they are more difficult to treat.
•If the teeth are impacted, they could cause extreme pain to the jaw.

If you do indeed need to extract your wisdom teeth, there are many things you can expect after your appointment, including:

•Pain and swelling in your gums
•Constant bleeding for about 24 hours
•Numbness in your mouth
•Tender jaw

To learn more about wisdom teeth, the reasons why they need to be removed, and the treatment used to do so, call our office today and talk to a member of our friendly dental team. We are happy to help you and we look forward to talking with you!