For a long time, people needed their wisdom teeth to chew normally. They appear between the ages of 12 and 25, and during that time, some doctors recommend removing them. But is it really necessary?
We analyzed different opinions on the subject. Here’s what you need to know to make the right decision.
- If they are healthy (there are no cavities, the gums that surround them are not inflamed).
- Totally ruined.
- Well located and does not interfere with the normal functioning of neighboring teeth.
- They are easy to clean during daily oral hygiene.
The teeth are completely hidden under the gum, but they cannot explode. In that case, they can contribute to the formation of a cyst, which can destroy the roots of neighboring teeth.
The teeth did not fully explode. Hygiene difficulties and, consequently, a large accumulation of bacteria can lead to various diseases in the oral cavity.
If there is not enough room for one tooth (adjacent teeth are too tight), the erupting wisdom tooth risks damaging neighboring teeth.
If you feel pain in the wisdom tooth area.
The soft tissues near the wisdom tooth are often infected.
- Tumors form.
- There is inflammation of the gums.
- There are cavities in the adjacent teeth and they begin to break down.
There is nothing wrong with growing your wisdom teeth if you regularly visit the dentist and take x-rays of your jaw. In this case, you may know in advance about a possible problem (improper growth of the wisdom tooth) and, to avoid it, have surgery to remove it.
Doctors recommend doing this as soon as possible because after you turn 25, all the bone tissues are finally formed, making the teeth more difficult to extract and the tissues heal more slowly.
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