Wisdom teeth—we all get them, many of us have had them removed. Cropping up between the ages of 16 and 25, these malicious molars can be problematic for young adults everywhere.
If your wisdom teeth are coming in, your dental professional may recommend having them extracted.
Read on to learn the top 5 reasons to get your wisdom teeth removed.
These pesky extra molars can cause teeth, gum, and even jaw pain as they continue to grow. Headaches are also common from wisdom teeth pressure.
Removal of wisdom teeth will alleviate pain, pressure, and tooth & gum sensitivity.
If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain and discomfort, consulting with your family dentist early can prevent further complications.
Emerging wisdom teeth can cause severe overcrowding of other teeth. When space is already limited, neighbouring teeth can be pushed aside, creating misalignment.
The result is potentially requiring future correctional procedures such as braces or Invisalign aligners to help re-straighten your teeth.
3. Damage to nearby teeth
In addition to overcrowding, erupting molars can damage nearby teeth, grinding away enamel, causing bone loss, and weakening and loosening roots.
If you want to prevent costly and painful tooth damage, discuss with your dentist about taking preventative care measures.
4. Cavities and decay
Wisdom teeth can wreak havoc on your smile by causing cavities and decay.
Overcrowding and tight spaces can make it difficult or almost impossible to properly brush and floss certain areas in your mouth.
Over time, decay, cavities, and plaque buildup can happen, and that may severely impact your oral health.
5. Gum Inflammation and infection
Gum Infection and inflammation are common issues triggered by wisdom teeth if they don’t emerge from the gums.
Gum infections can also enter the bloodstream, creating other health problems throughout your body. Don’t wait too long to treat an impacted wisdom tooth.
At Norburn Dental Centre, we provide effective wisdom teeth extraction by utilizing the latest, laser extraction procedures for a gentle, complication-free surgery.