Despite their name, wisdom teeth don’t offer anything helpful for your mouth. For some people, in fact, it can cause oral problems like infection, toothaches, discomfort, and other issues. If that is the case, then your wisdom teeth may need to be removed. Wisdom teeth removal might seem daunting if you don’t know much about it. Luckily, we are here to explain just that.
What are wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the back molars of your teeth which appear after permanent teeth have all grown in. They aren’t proven to have any beneficial factors to your teeth’s functionality, and are often harmful to a person’s smile and teeth and end up removed. Wisdom teeth are generally located in the back corners of your mouth, and people usually start having issues with them from their late teen years to early twenties.
Why is wisdom tooth removal required?
There are many reasons that wisdom teeth extraction is needed, as every patient is different. Some patients’ wisdom teeth are impacted, meaning that due to their location, they might erupt in a way that causes damage to the jawbones or gums. Some wisdom teeth simply grow in at the wrong angle and might push against other teeth once grown. It could simply be the fact that your mouth isn’t very big and doesn’t have space for another set of molars, especially ones that are unneeded. Wisdom teeth could also lead to cavities or gum diseases due to their hard to reach location when brushing or flossing. There could be more reasons due to different circumstances, but under any harmful circumstances wisdom teeth are always recommended to be removed.
If you are having any issues with your wisdom teeth including infection, discomfort, or pain, then it’s removal may be the only solution. Come to Now Dentistry, a dental practice that accepts tooth cases of any kind. At our practice, we will be able to determine whether or not your wisdom teeth need to be removed, all while considering your well being and comfort. Call us to schedule an appointment.