Thursday, June 5, 2014

Is It Important To Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that most people get in their late teens and early twenties. Most often the wisdom teeth are misaligned and require removal.

When wisdom teeth are misaligned, they might position themselves horizontally, angled toward or away from the second molar, or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment can cause some major issues such as; damaging the other surrounding teeth, jawbone and nerves.

Wisdom teeth can become impacted, they are enclosed by soft tissue or only partly emerge through the gums. Partial eruption can cause  pain, swelling, sore jaw and can be prone to tooth decay and gum disease since they are hard to reach for cleaning.

Some dentist recommend removing wisdom teeth before they emerge or if they are growing near the nerve. Many dentists believe its best to remove the teeth before the roots fully form, when someone is younger they recover faster from surgery. Many young adults have theirs removed before it causes problems.

Wisdom teeth may not need to be pulled if they are:
  • Healthy
  • Grown in completely
  • Positioned correctly and biting properly
  • Able to be cleaned

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