If one or more of your wisdom teeth are likely to cause problems,your surgeon may recommend removal. This can relieve your symptoms and protect your dental health. In some cases, you may be advised to wait or to try other treatments first.
Your surgeon may advise removing the wisdom teeth now, even if you have no symptoms. This is becausewisdom teeth roots mature and become more firmly anchored to the bone as you age. This makes removal more difficult. It also increases the risk of complications. And people heal more slowly as they grow older.
The position of wisdom teeth roots may make removalunwise. Or surgery may not be recommended because of another health problem. Other options include:
Close follow-up. Regular exams and x-rays check for signs of complications.
Medications.These can be used to control some symptoms and treat infections.
Minor surgery. In some cases a procedure such as anoperculectomy (removal of gum tissue overlapping the tooth) may help.
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