The reason wisdom teeth removal is such a common surgery is because it is necessary. Most people don’t have space in their mouths to accommodate third molars. If the wisdom teeth are not extracted early enough, then they can have costly and uncomfortable repercussions down the line.
Addresses Current Issues
It is common for people whose wisdom teeth have grown in to experience annoying impacts stemming from the new additions. Third molar-associated issues can include inflammation, decay, periodontal problems, and the inability to maintain a straight set of pearly whites. Having the wisdom teeth removed has proven to solve these common issues in many patients.
Manageable Surgical and Recovery Process
Understandably, surgery is not a process that enthuses many people. And at the end of the day wisdom teeth removal is an oral surgery, but it is a process with historically low complication rates. Patients rarely recall the surgical procedure due to being under anesthesia, and the recovery process is expedited by following your doctor’s recommended cleaning and treatment plans.
Ice Cream (and other soft foods, too)
After wisdom teeth extraction, it’s likely food won’t be the first thing on your mind. However, once your appetite returns, you’ll probably want to stick to a diet of soft foods and liquids (no straws!) for a couple days. While this might not be the most ideal thing in the world for some, others relish the opportunity to become an ice cream and soup connoisseur.
One and Done
Most people are born with four wisdom teeth, so the “One” in One and Done doesn’t mean the number of wisdom teeth being removed (though some people do only have one wisdom tooth)! One and Done refers to the fact that wisdom teeth extraction is a procedure you’ll only have to go through once in your life. That is, of course, assuming you choose to have all wisdom teeth removed during a single procedure. Which means you get in, get out, and then you’re free of those pesky wisdom teeth for life!
Though wisdom teeth removal might pose a minor inconvenience to your daily life, remember all the good the procedure does for you in the end. You can avoid future complications stemming from wisdom teeth eruption, solve current problems if the teeth have already grown in, load up on your favorite ice cream, and get the procedure out of the way for life. Not to mention, all of this can be done through a minor surgery with a manageable recovery process. So, provide your body with the self-care you deserve and get those wisdom teeth out!