Have you ever wondered if it was possible to have your wisdom teeth removed before they cut through? Wisdom teeth can cause many problems if left in and I can attest to that fact. I unfortunately left my wisdom teeth in and the result was abscessed teeth. So, is it possible to get those stubborn teeth out before they are even visible to the eye?
Some dentists will recommend the wisdom teeth to come out as soon as they erupt. While other dentists say don’t get them out until they cause problems. But, why wait until the tooth has erupted and the patient is feeling nothing but pain and agony. Well luckily some dentists will remove the wisdom teeth before they even cut through. This can be done in young patients as young as 15 years old. They will have to surgicaly remove the teeth, but it can be done.
Recovery time after having the wisdom teeth pulled can take up to two weeks. The dentist will most likely remove all four wisdom teeth at the same time. The dentist will likely send the patient home with an antibiotic to prevent infection, and pain medication to lessen the pain. Like with all oral surgery the site of the incissions will be sore for a few days at least. There also may be some facial swelling which can be controlled by ice packs.
Now that you know that it is possible to have your wisdom teeth out before they erupt, what are the benefits of having this done so early? The most important benefit of having this surgery is to avoid the pain of the wisdom teeth cutting through the gums. The young patient will never suffer from the pain of wisdom teeth coming through. Another important benefit of having this surgery is to avoid infection and cavities when these teeth do come trough. According to some dentists the longer you wait to have your wisdom teeth the chance of complications also goes up. One thing you don’t want is to leave those stubborn teeth in until your in your late forties and find out they are infected. According to some dentists it is believed that having them out at such a late age can cause complications. So, it is best to have them out while the patient is young and strong to avoid complications.
Remember to follow your doctors instructions and finish all the antibiotics to avoid infection. The recovery will be rather short compared to a life long battle with infected wisdom teeth.