Reasons Why Wisdom Teeth Removal Is Better Than Leaving Them In.
Wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars. They are a throwback to our ancestors when our diet was significantly different than it is today. Wisdom teeth generally start to emerge through the gums between 16 and 25 years old. Most people have a set of four wisdom teeth, others only have two and some very lucky people have none at all.
If your wisdom teeth have somehow managed to emerge correctly then you need to make sure you take great care of them and keep them clean. Due to the nature of their location, they can often become neglected and lead to problems.
If your wisdom teeth have encountered problems usually caused by not having enough room to come through the gum, you many need to have them removed. Here are five reasons why you should consider having them surgically extracted.
There are several categories of impacted teeth with the most common being Mesioangular. Mesioangular impaction is when the wisdom teeth are growing angled forward towards the front of your mouth. This means that they will push into your other teeth causing pain and damage.
Optimise Orthodontic Results
If you are planning on having dentures or other orthodontic treatments you may need to consider having your wisdom teeth removed. If you don’t you can risk the wisdom teeth causing the teeth in the front of your mouth to become overcrowded or it can erupt beneath the denture causing infection and damage.
Early Removal Is Better Than Waiting Until Something Goes Wrong
The earlier you get your wisdom teeth removed the easier it is. Waiting until there is a problem can often lead to the surgery being more complex and you may end up needing another surgery as well. If you are in your teens then the roots of your teeth are still forming which makes it much easier to remove your teeth. Remember that prevention is always better than the cure.
Prevent Gum Disease
Wisdom teeth share the same gum tissue as your back molars. If your wisdom teeth become stuck beneath the gum tissue they can cause the gum tissue to become infected. If this infection leads to gum disease in extreme cases can lead to you losing your second molars as well.
Cysts can develop around any of your teeth but your wisdom teeth are especially prone to them. Cysts though not painful can lead to damage your other teeth or cause 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.