Procrastination is not a virtue. In fact, it would be nearer the truth to say that it is a vice. Yet we all do it at some time or another. We even put off things that are inevitable, because we don’t want to do them. People put off dieting when they know full well that they need to lose weight. Not good.
Many San Franciscans put off getting the car serviced when they should, because it costs money, and they can take Bart or Muni. Not good. People put off taking the dog for a walk in Dolores Park here in San Francisco, because it is raining. Not good for the dog. They put off taking exercise because it is hard work. Not good. People even put off wisdom teeth removal in San Francisco. That is not just not good, it is REALLY not good.
Having wisdom teeth removed is, for the vast majority of people, inevitable. Rather than putting off wisdom teeth removal in San Francisco it is better to bite the bullet (sorry about that!) and have your wisdom teeth removed sooner rather than later.
This is because if you procrastinate and put it off, then it is going to cause you problems. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to grow, and in most people they do not have enough room to fully erupt as normal teeth do. They can grow sideways, partially erupt from the gum, remain stuck under the gum and bone, and they can push other teeth out of alignment as they try to find a way to erupt.
Still People Procrastinate with Respect to their Wisdom Teeth
When the teeth partially erupt there is an opening around the teeth which allows bacteria to grow in there and this will eventually cause an infection, resulting in swelling, pain, stiffness, bleeding gums, bad breath, and pain. And yet people procrastinate and put off wisdom teeth removal in San Francisco because their teeth are not hurting.
However, it is a fairly safe bet that if you do not have your wisdom teeth removed you will suffer all these complications a little further down the line, so it is best to have them removed before they start causing a problem rather than wait until they do.
Dr Rabinovich offers all patients a free consult when he can make an oral examination and take x-rays of the mouth which will enable him to evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and if they are likely to cause any problems. Several studies have shown that early evaluation and treatment result in a better outcome for the patient.
In most cases wisdom teeth removal is carried out under local anesthesia, laughing gas, or general anesthesia. The procedure does not take very long, and you rest in our office for a short while so that you are ready to be taken home.