Undergoing dental surgery sounds like something that you might want to avoid at all cost. However, there are risks if you decide to delay removing your wisdom teeth. To demonstrate, here are some reasons to have those teeth removed before it is too late:
Most people do not have enough room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to fully emerge. The teeth may be impacted and that may lead to pain and swelling in their gums. It can also cause an infection or gum disease, which can have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life and lead to other health problems as well.. In some cases, these impacted teeth can cause a cyst to growth in your jaw. This can cause jaw bone disintegration and other problems. Many people will experience this pain throughout their face, which could be an extremely uncomfortable proposition for you if you were to have to go through that yourself.
If the wisdom teeth do emerge, it can cause damage to the neighboring teeth. This is due to the fact that the teeth may not fully emerge. There will be a flap of tissue that remains around the wisdom tooth. The tissue can become inflamed and trap bacteria. It is a source of infection in your mouth that can start to harm the surrounding healthy teeth. They can also take some of the space needed for the molars near them. This will make those gaps tighter and can lead to you not being able to take care of your teeth as well—making flossing a very difficult thing to do.
In some cases, the wisdom teeth can emerge crooked. Even if they emerge straight, there will not be enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth. The wisdom teeth will push your other teeth out of the way to make room for themselves. Ultimately this will lead to your smile becoming crooked. If your teeth are not aligned, you may develop issues with your bite. All those years with braces will become wasted. Once you have the wisdom teeth removed, you will have to fix your smile all over again.
If you are lucky enough to not have problems when the wisdom teeth emerge, you still might have issues. It is hard to clean the parts of your mouth that are squished in the back. Flossing and brushing the backside of the wisdom teeth will be very difficult. This will eventually lead to cavities forming in those teeth. It will also be hard to floss between your molars that are next to the wisdom teeth. This causes a cascade effect of declining tooth health in your mouth. Tooth extractions done by a dentist, like those at Family First Dentistry LLC, can save the rest of your teeth.
Delaying the removal of your wisdom teeth can cause long term dental problems. Take these preventable problems into consideration for removing your wisdom teeth early.
By Hannah Whittenly
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