The wisdom teeth are the last molars (back teeth) to emerge, usually in your late teens or early twenties. It is a necessary component of the mouth’s growth. Wisdom teeth are usually two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw, but some people have more, fewer, or none. Even if your wisdom teeth aren’t bothering you, it doesn’t imply there’s nothing wrong with them. The teeth could be impacted or trapped. They can’t get into your mouth by breaking through your jaw. It’s possible that your mouth is too tiny to accommodate them or that the teeth are developing at an angle to other teeth. If they push up against the tooth next door, they may cause tooth decay or infection.
What are the benefits of pulling out a wisdom tooth?
- Less crowding, less orthodontic issues – Wisdom teeth can jam your dentition and cause damage to neighbouring molars as they mature and erupt. Wisdom teeth can cause alignment concerns over time if there isn’t enough room for them, as other teeth are gradually pushed out of the way. As a result, removing your wisdom teeth reduces your chances of needing braces or other costly forms of corrective surgery to rectify tooth misalignment.
- Prevent damage to nearby teeth – Wisdom teeth pressure can weaken and even loosen the roots of neighbouring teeth and grind away enamel, leaving them vulnerable to cavities and bone loss. Furthermore, wisdom teeth can be tough to clean since they are difficult to reach. Impacted wisdom teeth erupt wisdom teeth that have emerged.
- Reduce the chances of developing gum disease and inflammation – The persistence of wisdom teeth, particularly impacted ones, increases the risk of dental cavities and other forms of gum disease. Inflammation of the gums is a common side effect of impacted wisdom teeth, which can be long-lasting and difficult to cure. Infections that get under your gums can disrupt your nerves or enter your bloodstream, causing sepsis, a life-threatening condition that affects the rest of your body.
- Reduce orofacial discomfort – Wisdom tooth extraction offers the added benefit of alleviating simple discomfort and preventing cavities and disease. The removal of those troublesome third molars allows for reduced pressure, reduced gum sensitivity, and reduced tooth sensitivity. As a result, you’ll have a higher quality of life and fewer restrictions on what you can eat and drink. The pressure exerted by wisdom teeth can cause chronic headaches.
- Avoids cysts, tumours, and jaw injury – Bacteria can thrive in impacted wisdom teeth, leading to cysts or tumours that invade the jawbone and cause severe joint pain in the temporomandibular joint, necessitating treatment from a TMJ expert.
When is it necessary to remove tooth wisdom?
- Damage to other teeth – Having an extra set of molars can cause mouth pain and biting issues by pushing your other teeth around.
- Sinus Problems – Wisdom tooth problems can cause sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.
- Gums inflammation – Gums inflamed can cause tissue to expand and become difficult to clean.
- Cavities – Swollen gums can cause spaces between teeth, encouraging bacteria growth and cavities’ formation.
- Alignment – Impacted wisdom teeth can crowd adjacent teeth, necessitating orthodontic therapy to realign them.
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