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December 20, 2011

Wisdom Teeth- To Remove or Not to Remove

Dr. Chilcoat @ 3:53 pm

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Click this Link for more information about wisdom teeth and how your Oral Surgeon

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

decides whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed or not.

Many patients ask us about the importance of removing wisdom teeth which are not causing them pain.  Asymptomatic third molars are not the same thing as disease-free third molars.  Wisdom teeth which are not causing active pain, swelling, infection or other symptoms are described as “asymptomatic”, meaning there are no symptoms.  The term asymptomatic third molars does not indicate that there is no disease, just no symptoms.  Research and studies beginning almost fifty years ago have been one of the most valuable sources of information regarding the potential for disease in third molars, the frequency of problematic conditions, and demonstrates the linking of third molars to conditions such as periodontal disease, cysts and tumors and bone infection (osteomylitis).

Click on the link above to download the AAOMS Whitepaper titled “Advocacy White Paper on Evidence Based Third Molar Surgery” to find out more about how your oral surgeon decides whether your wisdom teeth should be left in place or removed.

For more information about your wisdom teeth, options and planning for surgery, contact us.

14856 Preston Rd., Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75254 USA
Charles Chilcoat, DDS Dallas TX Dentist (972) 960-1111 care@texaswisdom.com