Thursday, February 17, 2011

Impacted wisdom teeth II.

So you are afraid to get your wisdom teeth out?
And the avenue you have chosen to avoid this surgery is to leave them in.
Here is just one example of what can happen if you chose to do that.

What you have on the right is an x-ray of an angled wisdom tooth that is trying to come through the tissue.
It was trying so hard in fact that it dug a hole right into the side of the tooth next to it.
So not only does the wisdom tooth need to come out but now the other tooth needs to come out as well.
If this were to repeat itself in your mouth 4 times (once for every wisdom tooth) you would need to go through 8 extractions instead of 4.
Still think its a good idea NOT to take out your wisdom teeth?!
Didn't think so.


  1. The doctor said that my eldest daughter had an impacted wisdom tooth. We've been thinking of asking help from a dentist who is also an expert in dental implants in Los Angeles to extract the tooth. My daughter agreed with our suggestion as long as she will be given anesthesia before the extraction. So you'll know, my daughter suffers dental phobia.

  2. Jenna, I am glad to hear that your daughter is getting the help she needs. Dentistry can be a very fearful matter. I hope that all goes well.