How will I know if my wisdom teeth need to be removed?
Some patients will experience discomfort from pressure, infection, inflammation or irritated and deep periodontal pockets when their wisdom teeth emerge. The only way to know for sure if your wisdom teeth need to be removed is to have a periodontist evaluate them by taking a Panoramic X-ray or 3D CT scan. Despite the considerable concern regarding impacted wisdom teeth, several recent studies found that third molars which have broken through the tissue and erupted into the mouth, in a normal, upright position, may be just as prone to disease as those third molars that remain impacted. Not all problems related to wisdom teeth are painful or visible. Damage can occur without you being aware of it. No one can predict when wisdom teeth complications will happen, but when they do, wisdom teeth pain can be more severe and difficult to treat, thus complicating surgery. This is why a comprehensive consultation with one of our surgeons who specializes in wisdom teeth extraction and tooth removal is essential.