If your dentist told you that your wisdom tooth needs to be removed, then it is better to remove it as soon as possible and not wait until periodontal disease starts.
No matter your age, removing a wisdom tooth can cause a big negative impact on the tissues of your adjacent second molars. The existence of a prior periodontal defect together with your age and your level of oral hygiene are causes that lead wisdom tooth removal.
As you age, the effects of impacted and retained wisdom tooth can become more serious. It can lead periodontal defects, increase the prevalence of caries and the symptoms following the tooth removal is worse in people over age 30.
It is also important for a wisdom teeth dentist to remove the wisdom tooth carefully, not to lead a periodontal problem or make an existing one worse. Despite there is still no one specific surgical approach for removing wisdom tooth that can actually minimize loss of periodontal attachment, there is a variety of techniques available to extract them carefully and result good healing outcomes. Here is what you should consider when removing a wisdom tooth.
- Root planing, scaling and plaque control have the ability to minimize the loss of gum attachment after surgery.
- Periodontal surgical techniques should be considered in instances where there is evidence of critical pre-existing periodontal attachment loss.
- There are controversial opinions about preventive removal of the wisdom tooth. In fact, a scientific literature reported some reliable evidence that suggests removing wisdom tooth in adolescents cannot be justified as a way to reduce or prevent late front teeth crowding.
- The position and disposition of unerupted wisdom tooth can be both dynamic and unpredictable. This is essential for a person considering having an impacted wisdom tooth removed that is already under an existing removable or fixed prosthesis. Hence, the wisdom teeth dentist is the most recommended person to do the best decision regarding the management of such tooth.
- To prevent, evaluate and management wisdom tooth there is a variety of clinical and x-ray techniques available out there to assess and image the position of wisdom tooth and their proximity to other structures.
- Lower wisdom tooth is pretty close to the neurovascular bundle that runs in the lower jaw. Also close to the nerves to the tongue that affect feeling and taste. Although damage to these nerves can happen during extraction, but only a very small percentage of people experience complications which tend to recover spontaneously.