Wisdom Teeth Removal
Why Do We Have Wisdom Teeth?Long ago, wisdom teeth had a purpose. Before the invention of cooking, humans ate raw foods. Many of these foods were coarse. The wisdom teeth made it easier for humans to thoroughly chew their food. Back then, the jaw was also larger, easily accommodating these teeth. After cooking, however, foods were made easier to chew. The wisdom teeth became obsolete. Gradually, the size of the jaw began to decrease, reaching the size the human jaw is today. Even though they do not serve a purpose anymore, they continue to develop.
What Causes Impacted Wisdom Teeth?Wisdom teeth can become impacted for many reasons.
Effects of Impacted Wisdom Teeth on Your MouthImpacted wisdom teeth are those that cannot erupt properly through the gums. They may only partially erupt, or they may not be able to erupt at all. When wisdom teeth are impacted, they can lead to several different issues.
Removing Problematic Wisdom TeethImpacted wisdom teeth affect your oral health and your quality of life. Along with all of the issues that they can cause, they can also cause a significant amount of pain. This pain can make it difficult to perform normal daily functions like eating or speaking. The best way to treat impacted wisdom teeth is to remove them. Because removing wisdom teeth can be a complex situation, we will refer you to, and work closely with, a trusted oral surgeon.
Removing problematic wisdom teeth can alleviate the pain that they cause while also restoring your oral health and quality of life. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Pacific Oral & Facial Surgery Center today at 925-290-7727.
Board certified in Oral & Maxillofacial surgeryThe surgical specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery requires up to six additional years of hospital based surgical and anesthesia training beyond dental school.
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