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Why removal of wisdom teeth is the wisest choice.

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When you first experience wisdom teeth problems, you need to think about extraction sometime soon. Here’s why.

We are very happy about the fact that a one-year-old lives next door to our family home. So almost every day, we get to wave to him as he stands unsteadily in his front window, or get to play with him for a while over the weekend and get one of those magnificent ‘slobbery kisses’ that only one-year-olds can dole out.

On the downside, however, we know that he’s going through the horrors right now with teething problems. Not for the first time, we’ve questioned the logic of nature in deciding that human babies are born without teeth – and have to go through the horrors of having them protrude slowly and painfully. The animal kingdom seems to have the right idea in this regard, with babies born with teeth already in place.


The unfairness of wisdom teeth

For us humans, teeth can cause us all sorts of problem. And one of these relates to the arrival of wisdom teeth, which are, in fact, a third set of molars that some people get, but others don't.

As dentists, of course, we take a dim view of extraction, but in this particular case, removal of wisdom teeth is really the only option open to you once you start experiencing real pain.

 As to when you might start to experience problems, your wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 18 and 25. You may be one of the lucky ones and experience little or no trouble, but the big problem occurs when they become ‘impacted’.


Pain can be inevitable

This is a term that denotes that they’ve become trapped within your gums or the jawbone. There’s simply nowhere for them to go, so pain is the inevitable result.

Wisdom teeth removal cost should not be a factor in deciding on whether to go the extraction route, as the treatment is very affordable – and you can spread it over three to nine months with our 0% Dental Finance Plan.

You may also need to opt for wisdom teeth removal if the teeth are coming in at the wrong angle, or are simply too big for your mouth to accommodate. The bottom line, however, is that wisdom teeth extraction cost can pay for itself many times over in terms of the whole world of pain that it saves you.


Do I need my wisdom teeth?

Absolutely not - they were an evolutionary development that made sense when we had a diet of raw meat, and rough foods such as nuts and roots. The third molars provided extra chewing power, but our modern diet simply does not need them any more.

It’s also true to say that our contemporary cooking methods means that food is very easily consumed, so there’s nothing to be lost from waving goodbye to your wisdom teeth.


Want to read up on this a bit more?

There’s a very good article on MedicineNet.com that you might like to read if you'd like to know more about the topic of wisdom teeth - http://www.medicinenet.com/wisdom_teeth/page2.htm