Your dentist may recommend wisdom teeth removal even when your third molars are not a source of pain. The removal of what appears to be healthy molars may help prevent future dental problems. This article explains why dental professionals recommend wisdom tooth removal.
Why remove wisdom teeth?
Your new molars need to come out if they are causing you problems or they are down the line.
Other good reasons to remove third molars include:
1. Damage to adjacent teeth
Your wisdom teeth can push other teeth around leading to problems such as mouth pain and bite problems.
2. Jaw damage
Cysts and benign growths can develop from wisdom teeth that fail to cut through the gum. If the cysts that form around third molars are untreated, they can hollow out the jaw and cause damage to nerves.
3. Tooth decay
Swollen gums can create pockets between your teeth. Dental caries can develop if food and bacteria get trapped around the edge of your wisdom teeth causing plaque build-up. The plaque breaks down the surface of tooth leading to tooth decay. Advanced decay leaves holes in the tooth. These cavities can affect the neighboring teeth.
4. Gum disease/gingivitis/periodontal disease
Periodontal disease can occur when plaque releases gum-irritating toxins. The irritation can make your gums red, swollen, and painful. Inflamed gums can become hard to clean. Wisdom teeth gingivitis can spread to the surrounding teeth and also affect the bone around the third molars.
5. Sinus problems
Problems with wisdom teeth may cause sinus issues such as sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.
6. Alignment issues
Impacted third molars may undo the effects of dental works such as braces, crowns, bridges, and partial dentures.
Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to a bacterial infection in your cheek, tongue or throat.
Pus may collect in the wisdom teeth or the surrounding tissue as a result of a bacterial infection.
Parting with your molars can help alleviate numerous dental problems. Visit your dentist regularly and consult a Boise wisdom tooth removal dentist immediately you feel pain or notice inflammation or a bad smell near your back teeth.