Surgical Extraction of the Molars

Surgical Extraction of the Molars

To complete a set of 32 teeth in adults, the molars, or “wisdom teeth”, usually come in around ages 17-21 following the completion of the incisors, canines, and premolars. The molars are in the very back of your mouth and there are two on top and two on the bottom. Molars are the toughest and widest teeth that grind our food, but they are also the most commonly missing from adult mouths. Each year, millions of wisdom teeth are removed in the United States and the most common reason is impaction, the lack of space to come out from the gum. Other causes of wisdom teeth removal are:

  • infection or cavities 
  • damage to nearby teeth, and 
  • Lesions 

These types of molar issues will cause moderate to severe pain, infection, and swelling; therefore, extractions are recommended to resolve further issues from arising due to keeping the problem teeth in place, any Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery castle pines co offers an array of options and information for patients to consider helping alleviate said complications. 

According to a New York Times article, the debate of extracting or not extracting seems to be a concern for many. Some people believe that keeping their wisdom teeth is the best option and finding alternative ways for pain management is safer than going the surgical route, but oral surgeons have long argued that if you don’t have your wisdom teeth removed at a young age, you are postponing the inevitable. Studies have shown that even when …

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