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Why to remove Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They usually come in between the ages of 17 and 25, and they’re spotted on X-rays. Your dentist says you need to have your wisdom teeth taken out. But they don’t hurt, you say, so why remove them? When wisdom teeth cause problems, or X-rays show they might down the line, they need to come out. impacted Wisdom-Teeth

Most people have them removed for one of these reasons:

  • They’re impacted. Because they’re so far back in your mouth, wisdom teeth may not come in normally. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums, which can be painful.
  • They come in at the wrong angle. They may press against your other teeth.
  • Your mouth isn’t big enough. Your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars.
  • You have cavities or gum disease. You may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss.

Other good reasons to take them out include:

  • Damage to other teeth: That extra set of molars can push your other teeth around, causing mouth pain and bite problems.
  • Jaw damage: Cysts can form around the new teeth. If they aren’t treated, they can hollow out your jaw and damage nerves.
  • Sinus Issues: Problems with wisdom teeth can lead to sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.
  • Inflamed Gums: Tissue around the area can swell and may be hard to clean.
  • Cavities: Swollen gums can create pockets between teeth that help bacteria grow and cavities form.
  • Alignment: Impacted wisdom teeth can undo the effects of braces, bridges, crowns, partial dentures, or any type of dental work.

Your dentist will look at the shape of your mouth and the position of your teeth to make a decision. Your age plays a role, too.

Still not ready to part with your molars? You can ask your dentist to explain what he sees with your teeth. In many cases, you can wait several months to see if things change before making your decision. But if you have pain or notice swelling or a bad odor near your back teeth, it may be time for a second look.

Your dentist says it’s time to remove your wisdom teeth. He may refer you to an oral surgeon, who will do the procedure in his office. It should only take a few days for you to heal and feel back to normal.

 

Wisdom teeth surgery procedure

Preventive Efforts-Wisdom teeth

 

 

Kinds of Teeth Cavities and dental decay
Parts of a Tooth Tartar or calculus
Four tissues that make each tooth. Risk Factors for Tooth Loss
Sensitive Teeth Toothache
 Home Remedies for Toothache

 

 

 

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References

plus.healthyteeth.org/

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/plaque-and-tartar/article/what-is-tartar

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tartar-dental-calculus-overview#1

http://drwisdomteeth.com/pages/wisdom-teeth.html

http://www.knowyourteeth.com/family/

www.arrowsmiledental.com/blog/10-great-dental-hygiene-tips/

www.arizonafamilydental.com/blog/toothache-home-remedies-really-work/

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