Top 5 Myths About Wisdom Teeth

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wisdom teeth removal chandler azWisdom teeth removal is one of the most popular dental procedures. It is estimated that 85 percent of people will need to get their teeth removed at some point. However, there are still a lot of things that many people do not know about wisdom teeth removal.

Myth: Everyone Gets Wisdom Teeth

Fact: In most cases, they will grow in between the ages of 17 and 25. However, some people will never develop teeth. While most people will have all four of their wisdom teeth, some people will only develop one or two.

Myth: You Will Have to get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed Before Getting Orthodontic Treatment

Fact: Some people will have to get their teeth removed before getting orthodontic treatment. However, not every patient will have to get their teeth removed. Previous studies have suggested that wisdom teeth may cause the other teeth to shift during orthodontic treatment. However, this rarely happens.

Myth: It is Fine to Smoke And Drink After Getting them Extracted

Fact: Smoking and drinking are two of the worst things that you can do after getting your teeth pulled. You can slow down the healing process if you smoke and drink after getting your teeth extracted. You may also increase your risk of getting an infection. That is why you should avoid smoking and drinking while you are healing.

Myth: Wisdom Teeth Have to be Removed at an Early Age

Fact: Age does not determine when a person needs to get their teeth removed. In fact, if they are not causing any problems, then you will not have to get them removed at any age.

Myth: Wisdom Teeth Extraction is a Dangerous Procedure

Fact: Wisdom teeth extraction is an actually extremely safe procedure. Dentists will take all of the necessary precautions in order to minimize risks.

If you have pain with them being impacted or if you need them removed or extracted in Chandler or Gilbert, AZ call our office at 480-306-5506 to schedule an appointment today. 

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