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Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Should Be Removed Sooner Rather Than Later
Too many people do not realize that their wisdom teeth need to be removed until after they have already caused damage to the rest of the person’s teeth or their oral health. By having a full understanding of signs that wisdom teeth should be removed, you can ensure that they do not lead to unnecessary damage.
Reasons to have wisdom teeth removed
While some can have their wisdom teeth grow in normally, as they do not cause any oral health issues, this is not the case for many others, and their wisdom teeth may need removal. The following are three reasons to visit the dentist and see if your wisdom teeth need to be removed.
The wisdom teeth are impacted
One of the more common reasons wisdom teeth are removed is because they become impacted, which means they do not fully erupt through the gums. In some instances, the wisdom teeth may not break through the gums at all, while in other instances, they only partially come through. When this occurs, the risk of gum disease, cavities and oral infection becomes greater, as the area can be difficult to clean. While not every instance of impacted wisdom teeth requires removal, it is often necessary to do so in order to ensure that the patient is able to maintain good oral health.
Signs of gum disease are present
One of the main issues of wisdom teeth that do not grow in properly is periodontal disease. By being familiar with the earlier symptoms of gum disease, you can know when to visit the dentist for treatment to ensure that the issue does not worsen or last longer than necessary. If the gums become red, swollen or bleed, especially in the area surrounding wisdom teeth, then it should be taken as a sign that they may need to be removed and that treatment for gum disease is necessary.
Damage or shifting of surrounding teeth
One of the more concerning issues wisdom teeth can lead to is causing other teeth in the mouth to shift, creating crooked teeth and the need for orthodontics to fix the issue. The reason this happens is that wisdom teeth do not always grow in straight, but instead in such a manner that they push against the other molars, which then push against the premolars and so on. Due to this, it is important to visit the dentist regularly if wisdom teeth have not come through in order to ensure that they grow in properly and are removed if they start to come through sideways.
Talk to a dentist about wisdom teeth removal
If you are concerned that your wisdom teeth are causing or have the potential to cause oral health concerns such as cavities, periodontal disease or teeth shifting, then consult with us and schedule a time to come in for a visit. One of our dentists can closely examine the status of your wisdom teeth and determine if removal is necessary to ensure good oral health.
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