If you're like many people, you might listen to your dentist about some things, but you might not always follow their advice. Your dentist might have recommended that you stop eating sweets or drinking soda, for example, but you might have found that these are hard habits to break. However, it's generally a good idea to listen to the advice from your dentist about most things. One thing you should probably follow their advice about, for example, is having your wisdom teeth removed. If your dentist has told you that it's a good time to schedule your wisdom teeth removal, these are a few signs that it might, in fact, be time to schedule this appointment.
Your Insurance Should Cover It
If you have dental insurance, you might know that your insurance does cover some things but not everything. For example, your dental insurance might not cover strictly cosmetic procedures like getting veneers to cover up unsightly teeth. However, generally, when something is recommended by a dentist for oral health reasons—as is often the case with wisdom teeth removal—it should generally be covered by your dental insurance. If you are unsure of whether or not this is the case, you should give your dentist your insurance information, and they should be able to let you know if you are covered.
Your Dentist Probably Has a Reason
If your dentist has recommended that you have your wisdom teeth removed, there's probably a good reason for them suggesting this. For example, they might be worried that your wisdom teeth are impacted or decaying, or they might have noticed that your wisdom teeth are pushing your other teeth and causing them to become misaligned. In fact, your dentist might have recommended the removal for multiple reasons. If you're wondering why your dentist thinks you should have one or more of your wisdom teeth removed, you may want to ask them; they should be more than happy to tell you about the benefits of wisdom teeth removal in your specific case.
Recovery Shouldn't Be Too Bad
Lastly, you could be worried about the recovery process after having your wisdom teeth removed. Although it's a good idea to take it easy for a couple of days after your procedure, and although you'll want to do things like keep your gauze clean and changed and stick to a soft food diet, recovery shouldn't be too difficult if you follow your dentist's instructions.
Contact your dentist for more information about wisdom teeth removal.