If your doctor tells you that you need your wisdom teeth removed, you may be scared but not surprised. We’ve all seen our friends, family, and loved ones go through it. Though common, removing your wisdom teeth can be a complicated procedure. That’s why it’s important to go to an expert who specializes in complex issues of the teeth and mouth. Oral surgeons are well-equipped in treating problematic wisdom teeth and preserving your oral health.
Why might I need wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth often have to be extracted to ensure the rest of your teeth stay healthy. Most wisdom teeth erupt misaligned, which can cause tooth crowding and disruption in your teeth and gums. This is not only painful but can make oral hygiene more difficult. Another common reason for wisdom teeth extraction is a partial eruption. This encourages bacteria to accumulate in the pockets of your gums, putting you at risk for gum disease, infection, and tooth decay. That being said, sometimes wisdom teeth don’t always need to be removed. If your wisdom teeth erupt properly aligned and don’t impact your other teeth, your doctor may not recommend extraction. But generally, wisdom teeth need to be removed to preserve a healthy smile.
Did you know…
Many theorize that wisdom teeth are left over from a time when our human ancestors had larger jaws and more teeth.
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