Sometimes wisdom teeth don't have any negative effect on the rest of your mouth and can be left alone. However, the vast majority of the time, they push the rest of the teeth in your mouth around, and need to be removed.
Ask Your Wisdom Teeth Questions at Your Initial Appointment
When your dentist first looks at your wisdom teeth, ask whatever questions you have right away. That way, you don't forget to ask them, and you go home with a solid idea of what to expect.
Ask if your dentist believes they will need to be pulled, or if they look like there is the potential of them coming in safely. They may not be able to tell much yet, but they can give you their best opinion.
You can also ask what to expect as they begin to come in. How to handle the pain of the teeth erupting, and what feelings you should expect if they are crowding the surrounding teeth are other common questions to ask. The more you know, the less you will have to worry about your wisdom teeth as they come in.
Don't be afraid to ask questions of your dentist.
It is their job to keep you informed about your oral health, and they like you asking questions. Dentists would always prefer that you remain informed about your health, and the only way to do that is to ask questions as you go. Contact our office today, and let them take a peek at what's going on in your mouth.