AAOMS (America Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) recently published the proceedings form the third molar multidisciplinary conference in September of 2012. This was a compilation of research and articles on subject. There had previously been published a White Paper on removal of third molar teeth. These were published to address questions regarding the appropriateness of removal of third molar teeth and the findings firmly support the widely held opinion among oral surgeons that early removal of third molar teeth, where indicated, is the best care from a dental, medical, and financial aspect.

The Importance of Wisdom Tooth Removal

There are aggressive attempts by insurance companies, governmental agencies, and healthcare controllers to refute the preventative removal of third molar teeth. It has been shown that waiting and watching is not a healthy strategy and also not a cost effective strategy.

It should be noted that as a practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who has been caring for patients for over 25 years, I can certainly speak to the subject with some authority. A large part of my practice, as with any oral surgeon, involves caring for patients who have not practiced appropriate preventative care and the greatest, most debilitating, and most expensive of these relates to problems from third molars.

Preventative Dental Care

In America, as with many societies, the values of having disease free teeth for life has led to the development of dental care habits and a dental care industry, including care products, public policies such as fluoridation, and care professionals including oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. Attitudes about the proper care and retention of teeth have led to a pronounced decrease in the amount of dental disease individual people experience. The prevalence of dental disease is affected by many factors. Even for individuals with little access to dental care, fluoridated water and regular use of floss, a toothbrush and dentifrice can result in a life with little or no dental disease.

Protect Your Health With Help From an Oral Surgeon

Make the choice to do what’s right for your health and the health of your family by committing to working with an skilled oral surgeon. Choose a Milwaukee oral surgeon with a reputation for excellent technique, gentle care, and a positive attitude. For a consultation, call Wagner Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists at (262) 634-4646 today! Our professional, experienced oral surgeon will take excellent care of you.

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