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Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Posted on 11/7/2022 by Dr. Michael Allard
Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth and are the third molars. They don't require any extraction if they are healthy, well-aligned, and fully erupted. However, in some instances, the teeth can have various growing problems, such as failure to erupt or growing at the wrong angle. If your dentist notes that your wisdom teeth are causing dental issues and oral health issues, they will advise you about extraction.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Sometimes, wisdom teeth can fail to emerge from the gums. Pathological features can cause them to remain trapped in the jaw. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems such as infections or cysts. The surgeon will recommend removing the teeth if they fail to emerge. Removing them when they are young before, they fully form is crucial.
The wisdom teeth can emerge partially. In this case, they will create room for bacteria growth which can cause oral and gum diseases. Such teeth need to be removed as soon as possible, so they don't cause any issues with your dental health. Talk to your dentist, and they will help you decide the best solution for wisdom teeth.
Crowd Adjacent Teeth
If the wisdom teeth grow at the wrong angle, they will crowd the adjacent teeth. They can also damage other teeth. Brushing and flossing crowded teeth is quite tricky and can subject you to some oral and dental issues. A surgeon will extract the wisdom teeth early enough before they cause any problems. Removing the teeth creates enough space for other teeth and protects them from damage.
Wisdom teeth extraction is necessary when the teeth cause problems such as pain, cysts, tumors, gum infections, tooth decay, or recurrent infections to your teeth. Ensuring your wisdom teeth are extracted before any problematic symptoms occur can help you minimize stress and ensure your oral health is outstanding.