Do I Have To Have My Wisdom Teeth Pulled?

One of the most common questions we are asked here at Jessamine Family Dentistry is why do I need to have my wisdom teeth removed. Simply put, there isn’t enough room for wisdom teeth because our jaws don’t grow to be big enough to have enough space for them to come in. Since there isn’t enough room for them to erupt properly, wisdom teeth tend to come in at an angle or they don’t fully emerge, which causes problems for the rest of the mouth.

Third molars (the wisdom teeth) routinely damage the teeth right next door, called second molars. Dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth before they become a problem and to avoid a more complicated surgery.

In my practice, I see very few people who don’t need their wisdom teeth removed.

 


Why Don’t We Have Room for Wisdom Teeth?

Our jaws are smaller than they used to be. That’s not because of evolution — it’s because our modern diet lacks certain key nutrients that allow the jaw to develop properly.

One vitamin in particular, Vitamin K2, is responsible for letting the jaw develop by taking calcium in the body and putting it into the bones. Most people don’t grow up eating the kinds of food where you’d get Vitamin K2 — liver and organ meat as well as animal products from animals that eat grass (not grain or corn). The low-fat food craze of the 90s, as well as factory farming, have virtually obliterated Vitamin K2 from our diets.

That’s why, these days, an underdeveloped lower third of the face is so common that it has become the norm. Our ancestors and small tribes not eating the modern diet had great jaw development with room for all 32 teeth to come in straight.

So, how do you know if your jaw developed fully? It depends on your childhood. Eating raw, crunchy foods rich in the nutrients found in organ meats and grass-fed animal fats are what stimulate proper jaw development. Nowadays, childhood diets are heavy in soft, nutrient-poor foods like applesauce and Goldfish crackers. Bottlefeeding and sippy cups can also hinder proper jaw development. Our diets have gotten too soft and our jaws aren’t developing fully due to lack of use

 A really good book that addresses many of these issues is The Dental Diet written by Dr Steven Lin. In his book he explores the work of Dr. Weston Price who was a dentist and researcher back in the 1930’s. Many of Dr. Prices theories about growth and development have come true today. Much of the orthodontic problems and need for oral surgery are nutritional in nature. We are not getting the nutrition to optimize the growth and development of our jaws. The doctors at Jessamine Family Dentistry are trained to not only take out teeth painlessly and efficiently but also look for crowding issues caused by nutrition. Schedule a consult with Dr. Pat or Dr. Dan to discuss what your oral surgery needs may be.

 

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250 Edgewood Drive

Nicholasville, Ky 40356

Pat Disponett DMD

Daniel Dela Cruz DMD

Scott Drake DMD

859-885-9577

Dentist

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Nicholasville Ky Dentist, Dr. Pat Disponett and Dr. Daniel Dela Cruz, is the dentist near me that provides general dental services including emergency dental visits, emergency dentist near Nicholasville Ky, dentist open on Saturday and dentist open on Sunday. We are a dental clinic with teeth whitening service, cosmetic dentist, endodontist treatment, orthodontist treatment, oral surgeon treatment, denture care center, emergency dental service, and dental implants periodontist. We have evening hours, affordable dentistry, pain-free dentistry, sedation dentistry, light sedation, affordable dentures, affordable dental implants, emergency same day, Invisalign, root canals,Kor whitening, affordable dental plan,same-day dentistry, emergency dentist, dental implants, mini dental implants, dentures, whitening, cosmetic dentistry, and affordable wisdom tooth extraction with oral sedation. We offer the very best in cosmetic dentistry to include porcelain veneers, bonding, tooth whitening with Zoom or Kor, zirconium crowns, porcelain inlays, and onlays. We are a Medicaid dentist in Nicholasville Kentucky. We are also the practice if you are looking for an affordable, convenient general dentist in Nicholasville Ky.  We are a full-service dental clinic, dental hygienist, dental radiology, and dental laboratory. We also cater to cowards and that means if you have dental anxiety we have the option of giving your oral sedation or in some instances IV sedation. In either case, your comfort is paramount to us and we do everything we can to give you a great dental experience at Jessamine Family Dentistry. We accept Medicaid, most insurances and offer comfort extractions, affordable denture techniques, and an in a house payment plan that saves you a substantial amount on your dental bills. Snoring and sleep apnea can often be treated by the dentist. A home sleep study is taken along with our coordination with a board-certified sleep physician. We can then decide if you are a candidate for a home appliance. We offer Biohorizon dental implants, Osteoready dental implants, prettau bridges, all on 4, same-day implants, mini dental implants, full mouth dental implants, all on 8, and if you need your teeth tomorrow, we can do that. We do same-day dentistry, affordable dental implants, dentures that attach to implants. We can often place a dental implant at the time of extraction. We utilize the Osteoready system for dental implants. We are committed to affordable and comfortable implant dentistry. If you are looking for the best implant dentist in Nicholasville Ky.Teeth implant, dental denture implant cost, implant dental cost, tooth implant, cheap dental implants, and affordable dental implants. Laser dentist Lexington Ky, and laser dentist Nicholasville Ky.   Surgery on Saturday is our latest attempt to make emergency dental visits, convenient and affordable and we now offer evening dental appointments and on Sunday. Surgery on Saturday is our exciting new program that addresses access, specialties and expanded services. We also are the Nicholasville dentist and emergency dentist in Lexington Ky the UK orthodontics Lexington ky. We have also just added PRP Platelet-rich plasma therapy for use in all oral surgery procedures. PRP can assist in healing and used in periodontal surgery, wisdom tooth extractions which eliminate dry sockets, bone grafts for use in dental implant surgery, botox. We are the first dental office in our area to offer free virtual dental consultations and virtual dental consultations near me and online dental consultations.

Medical research has demonstrated that using our own blood cells, accelerates healing and tissue regeneration in all forms of surgery. Specifically, platelets, plasma, and white blood cells are used for this procedure. The protein that is carried by the platelets is the magic ingredient that is being used in numerous private office settings for wound healing and various surgical procedures, including oral surgery.

As we only use innovative procedures in our offices and procedures, we routinely use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in oral surgeries that involve hard and soft tissues, derived from the patient. The plasma proteins are collected in the office  Dr. Dela Cruz in a short procedure which only takes a few minutes. The use of PRPs in surgery ensures that the patient has the best opportunity to successfully heal from their surgery. For patients who have a history of complications arising from hard and soft tissue regenerations, PRP is instrumental in surgical success.

For painless dentistry, the use of lasers has changed our practice. We utilize soft tissue diode lasers for the treatment of mouth ulcers, aphthous ulcers, cold sores, herpes, fibroma removal, tongue-tied infants, frenectomies, peri-implantitis, as well as laser pocket disinfection for gum disease. We know that your comfort, affordability, and attention to detail is what you look for in a dentist near me in Nicholasville ky.

Jessamine Family Dentistry

Dentist In Nicholasville Ky

250 Edgewood Dr

Call: 859-885-9577

Hours

Sunday                    Closed

Monday                   8:00 am to 6:00 pm,

Tuesday                   8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday             8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday                 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday                       8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday                  8:00 am to 2:00 pm