Your dentist says you need to have your taken out. But they donБt hurt, you say, so why remove them? These days, oral surgery to remove
is a standard practice — almost a rite of passage for young adults. It\’s not always necessary, though. Still, just because your wisdom teeth arenБt a source of pain doesnБt mean thereБs nothing wrong. The could be stuck, or impacted. That means they canБt break through your jaw and into your. Maybe your is too small to make room for them, or the teeth could be growing at an angle to other teeth. They can damage the next door if they push up against it. Some dentists take out healthy molars to prevent problems later on. As you age, the bones in your get harder. That makes your teeth tougher to remove. If you wait, you could have problems after surgery that range from heavy bleeding and fractured teeth to severe numbness and minor loss of movement in your jaw. These troubles could last a few days or a lifetime. When Is Removal Needed? When wisdom teeth cause problems, or X-rays show they might down the line, they need to come out.
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 arenБt treated, they can hollow out your jaw and damage nerves. Issues: Problems with wisdom teeth can lead to pain, pressure, and congestion. Inflamed Gums: Tissue around the area can swell and may be hard to clean. Cavities: can create pockets between teeth that help bacteria grow and cavities form. Alignment: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with crowding of other teeth and even make treatment to straighten other teeth necessary. 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. б 2017 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.
When do you need to remove your wisdom teeth? ItБs not necessary for you to get your if they are correctly positioned in your mouth and do not cause any pain or dental problems. If they are impacted and/or cause crowding in your teeth, a dentist will recommend that you have them removed. There are two ways wisdom teeth may grow. 1. Some will grow in like regular teeth and 2. Some will become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are blocked from growing properly. They typically remain below the surface of your gum line and lie horizontally instead of standing upright like they are supposed to, mostly because there isnБt enough room for them to grow. Sometimes they sprout out sideways and towards another tooth. Keeping an impacted wisdom tooth that slightly sprouts can be difficult to keep because it can be a place for plaque and bacteria to accumulate. This is bad because it would promote the development of and could lead to a much larger infection affecting more than just your teeth.
Impacted wisdom teeth can possibly collide with the roots of your molars and that can be. In addition, while your impacted wisdom tooth is trying to erupt, the wisdom tooth itself can wear down the adjacent tooth and lead to several dental issues. If you decide not to remove your wisdom teeth, be sure to floss your teeth on a consistent basis, getting all the way to the back teeth. And be sure to use fluoridated mouth wash. What if they have grown in and donБt hurt? If this is the case, the decision is up to you. Wisdom teeth that cause minimal and donБt hurt are fine to keep, but a lot of dentists will recommend that they be removed. Why? They are very susceptible to cavities and are not easily cleansable. If your wisdom teeth have cavities and you cannot clean them due to their location, filling the cavities is unwise because youБll continue to develop more cavities. The easiest way to avoid this problem is to remove the wisdom teeth altogether. When should you get your wisdom teeth removed?
There is no Бcorrect ageБ for wisdom tooth removal. Some people get their wisdom teeth at a young age, while some others get them in adulthood. But if you need to remove wisdom teeth, it would be better to take them out younger because the healing process would be a bit quicker. However, if youБre in your 40s with all your wisdom teeth and they cause no oral health complications, taking them out is not necessary. If youБre unsure, you should see a dentist to get a proper wisdom tooth examination and treatment plan. Is wisdom tooth removal painful? No, it shouldnБt be. With proper anesthesia, you should only feel pressure/pushing, not pain. If you do feel any sort of БsharpnessБ, or pain, let your dentist know that youБre not fully numb. DonБt worry if you donБt have wisdom teeth. Some people just donБt grow them. Are you or a loved one about to get your wisdom teeth removed? Eating can be difficult after the extraction, which is why weБve compiled a list of some soft foods you can eat: