Wisdom Teeth Removal- Yay or Nay?
Only a dentist can recommend or dissuade you from having your teeth removed. The reasons one might suggest for a wisdom tooth extraction are because the teeth take up lots of space! They will fight your existing teeth for the space inside your mouth and likely shift the others around if you are short of space.
In addition, the crowding that often occurs in the back of the mouth will likely lead to cavities and tooth decay. Taking those troublesome teeth out early can really help you avoid long-term effects.
Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
Taking care of your teeth is important to avoid not only cavities and bad breath, but actual disease that can effect the rest of the body. Tooth decay can lead to gum infection, which if spread to the jaw, can cause all kinds of ear, nose and throat issues.
Gum disease can lead to heart complications. So how to avoid these scary things? Gingivitis leads to periodontal disease. And both are the result of plaque in the gums.
Here is how to avoid this scary disease that affects the gums and makes your gums bleed, makes them sore and inflamed:
- Brush after eating, and at least 2 times per day
- Brush for 2 minutes each instance, and get those hard-to-reach spaces in the back of the mouth
- Floss every night
- Use a toothpaste with hydrogen peroxide and fluoride
- Don’t eat sugary foods too often
In addition to these habit-changing procedures, you need to visit a dental office every 6 months in order to make sure there are no underlining issues that you cannot see with the naked eye.
These things that can be found at an oral exam are gum disease, oral cancer, and gland problems.
Taking care of your teeth will lead to teeth pain relief and you will rarely have a toothache. Tooth pain is a sign that something with the teeth or underlining structures is astray from the ideal situation.
Don’t let these routine and basic issues snowball into complex and advanced procedures. Visiting the dentist early and often is part of the preventive approach to dental care. This is why dental insurances will pay for your regularly scheduled appointments and urge you to visit the dentist for oral evaluations.
Become our patient and experience the wonders of taking care of problems before you need costly invasive procedures to cure what routine dental care could have addressed.
Visit our office for more information, we provide free introductions to our team and a visit with our dentist in Corona, CA.