If a wisdom tooth is not removed, a sack of fluid called a cyst can form around the tooth and may displace the tooth. The cyst can destroy bone and damage other teeth and the gums. Cyst formation around unerupted teeth is common.
Wisdom teeth often develop cysts. Although cysts are not exclusive to wisdom teeth, wisdom teeth are more prone to having them. Cysts can often lead to the formation of an abscess which is a collection of pus. Cysts and abscesses can cause a great deal of pain as well as damage the surrounding gum tissue and teeth.
Cysts can develop around any of your teeth but your wisdom teeth are especially prone to them. Cysts are not only painful but can also lead to damaging your other teeth or causing your jaw bone to become infected. This can lead to more serious surgery to fix the problem.
Wisdom teeth are not required to handle today’s lifestyle and they really serve no purpose. They therefore cause more problems than they are worth. Consult with your dentist to see whether or not early removal of your wisdom teeth is a good option for you. It may help you prevent damaging your teeth and often expensive surgery in the future.