Extraction of Wisdom Teeth in NYC Helps Prevent Periodontal Disease

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 AT 5:54 PM  by Dr. Mark Stein

Have you been considering wisdom tooth removal in NYC? A recent study in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery titled “Removal of Symptomatic Third Molars May Improve Periodontal Status of Remaining Dentition” found patients with mild pericoronitis who had their third molars extracted showed improved periodontal health after extraction.

Wisdom teeth extraction has fallen victim to controversy for decades with the ultimate question; should they stay or should they go? There is little risk associated with the removal of third molars; however, allowing wisdom teeth to remain in your mouth will not only increase your risk for periodontal disease, but affect your smile.

Third molars have the potential to overcrowd adjacent teeth, and ruin the alignment of your smile. Prior orthodontic treatments may be reversed as a result of erupted or impacted wisdom teeth.  The overcrowding of your teeth can make it harder to maintain your smile, resulting in a decline of oral hygiene.

Since third molars are further back in one’s mouth, they do not always receive the necessary amount of maintenance, and are more susceptible to decay. The bacteria accumulated between the second and third molars can cause significant damage to neighboring teeth and gums, resulting in periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is the chronic inflammation of the gums because of bacteria growing in the tissue of supporting teeth. Symptoms of periodontal disease include bad breath, receding gum lines, and loose teeth. Periodontal disease has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes complications, and pregnancy difficulties, including low birth weights. This painful disease is reversible with proper dental care, but can help be prevented by extracting wisdom teeth.

Avoid periodontal disease and other complications by considering wisdom tooth extraction in NYC! Dr. Stein and our staff at New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center welcome any questions you may have about wisdom teeth extraction in NYC. Contact our office at 212.888.4760, or request your appointment online today! 

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