Wisdom teeth surgery is one of the common dental surgeries performed by oral surgeons. Wisdom teeth are usually removed if they become impacted, as it can negatively affect your oral health. Although wisdom teeth removal is a routine procedure, there are still a lot of different misunderstandings about it.

Here are some common misconceptions about wisdom teeth surgery that you should not believe.

Everyone Needs All Their Wisdom Teeth Removed

You have likely known several people who have had all of their wisdom teeth removed. However, that does not mean that everyone must get every wisdom tooth extracted. Some people's wisdom teeth do not grow in or cause issues. If you are in this situation, your dentist may not recommend for you get your wisdom teeth removed.

Teenagers Are the Only Ones Who Get Their Wisdom Teeth Removed

Some people do get their wisdom teeth removed in their teenage years, but this is not the case for everyone. Some individuals do not finish growing their wisdom teeth until they become adults. If your wisdom teeth have to be extracted once you reach adulthood, do not put off the procedure.

Wisdom Teeth Surgery Is Painful

This is one of the most common reasons why people put off wisdom teeth surgery. They just assume it will be painful. However, your dentist will ensure that you feel comfortable during the procedure, whether you receive laughing gas or general anesthesia. 

Wisdom Teeth Surgery Is a Long Procedure

Another common myth about wisdom teeth surgery is that it takes a long time to complete. However, this surgery can generally be completed in an hour. However, if you have multiple wisdom teeth that need to be removed or if they are impacted, it may take a little longer.

Pain in Your Wisdom Teeth Can Be Ignored

Sometimes people feel a dull pain in their wisdom teeth and decide to ignore it. However, this is not a good idea. The discomfort will make it difficult to go about your day. In addition, ignoring the issue can force your other teeth to be pushed out of alignment. As a result, you may require braces or tooth extractions. 

As you can see, there are a lot of different misconceptions about wisdom teeth surgery. If your dentist has advised you to get your wisdom teeth removed, you should make an appointment with a reputable oral surgeon as soon as possible. For more information on wisdom teeth surgery, contact a professional near you.