My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

Three Reasons To Have Wisdom Teeth Removed

Dentist Blog

Everyone has their wisdom teeth removed, right? Not so fast. Some studies are coming out saying that you don't necessarily have to have your wisdom teeth removed. As with any medical procedure, there are some small risks associated with having your wisdom teeth removed. Thus, before you have your teeth removed, you should have a conversation with your dentist about whether you need to. 

Impacted Molars

Molars become impacted when they cannot break out of your jawbone. Impacted molars can become infected or painful. In which case, leaving the molars in place is not an option. 

Damage to Other Teeth

If your teeth come in at an angle, they can put pressure on nearby teeth. This pressure can cause damage to the other teeth. In order to prevent serious damage to your surrounding teeth, you have to have your wisdom teeth removed. 


Even though you might think that your teeth are solidly set in your jawbone, teeth can move. If your wisdom teeth are pushing on the teeth near them, they can cause the teeth around them to move. Such movement cannot only the nearby teeth to move, but it can also cause your bite to become misaligned. In other words, movement can create the need for braces or erase the good done by them. Also, as anyone who has ever had braces can testify, teeth movement is painful. If there is any threat that your wisdom teeth will cause your other teeth to move, you should have them removed. 

The Conversation

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, then your conversation with your dentist will be pretty direct and pretty short. On the other hand, the whole point of discussing wisdom teeth with your parents is to make sure that bad things don't happen. Thus, you should have the conversation before your wisdom teeth come in or right as they start to come in. 

In some cases, wisdom teeth can come in without any problems. Your dentist should be able to analyze your mouth and decide what needs to happen. If you are worried about having your teeth removed, then you need to know that the consequences of not having your teeth removed can be just as bad or worse than leaving your teeth in. In any case, you should be a part of the decision to have your wisdom teeth removed and you should understand the specific reasons why your teeth should be removed. To learn more, contact a wisdom teeth oral surgeon


18 July 2016