Wisdom teeth are your third molars, and they are so-called because they do not erupt until your early teens by which time you are assumed to have obtained a certain amount of wisdom. (Some parents would, of course, dispute that!).
However, when they erupt correctly and in alignment and the gum tissue is healthy, they do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, in most cases, this does not happen, and so they will need to be removed. This is because over the millennia our jawbones have become a little shorter because we do not actually need these third molars anymore. It is similar to other things that we still have but don’t need, such as the appendix.
What happens though, is that the wisdom teeth will struggle to find space in which to erupt and so they can turn sideways, push other teeth out of alignment, get stuck below the gum and bone, partially emerge, and allow bacteria to grow. In the worst cases, they can cause tumors in the gum. This is why most people need to have their wisdom teeth removed.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction May Be Covered By Insurance
The good news is that wisdom teeth removal in San Francisco may be covered on your insurance. Then again, it may not. At Oral Surgery San Francisco our helpful staff can look at your needs for insurance and wisdom teeth extraction in San Francisco and advise you.
Either way, you should have your wisdom teeth inspected by our Dr. Rabinovich so that he can advise you whether you are one of the lucky few, or whether they are growing awkwardly and should be extracted. He can carry out an oral inspection and use X-rays of the mouth in order to evaluate the position of your wisdom teeth and advise whether they are likely to cause problems. It is a fact that, if you need wisdom teeth extraction, the earlier this is carried out the better, in order to prevent any issues arising later on.
In most cases, wisdom teeth can be extracted under local anesthetic and/or sedation in our office in the Financial District. If you are covered for your needs for insurance and wisdom teeth extraction in San Francisco, then all will be well.
However, if you are not covered for insurance and wisdom teeth extraction in San Francisco it is not a problem because we have a full range of financial options available to help you. We have payment plans that carry no interest and can run up to 6 months. We also have plans with no down payment and immediate credit approval with no application fee.
Book a free appointment with Dr Rabinovich so that he can assess your condition and advise you accordingly.