How do wisdom teeth affect my dental health?
Wisdom tooth usually come in between the ages of 17 and 21. Anthropologists believe that they were evolution’s response to our ancestors’ change of their diet. They grow at the back of the mouth, behind your molars. There is a set on the bottom as well as the top and they can push on other teeth, causing problems.
Nowadays wisdom teeth are useless but they can be annoyed and painful, for these reason dentists recommend to remove them when they are detected. If these teeth don’t give you any significant complications, they can remain untouched, but if any wisdom tooth are problematic, it’s best to have it taken out.
Reasons for precede wisdom teeth removal:
They’re impacted. They can be trapped in your jawbone or gums and cause pain.
They come in at the wrong angle. They may press against your other teeth.
Your jaw has no room for an extra set of molars.
Cavities or gum disease. You may not be able to reach your wisdom teeth with your toothbrush or dental floss and it provokes dental problems.
When your dentist detects problems like these or feels that your wisdom teeth have the potential to crate complications in your mouth, he will suggest you remove them.
If you have a good dental health and your mouth allows your wisdom teeth to fully erupt without interfering with other teeth you must have a deep clean to keep them from getting any trouble.
X-rays will help your dentist to decide if wisdom teeth might cause problems in the future.
Wisdom teeth don’t usually cause any paint until they start to do damage, so it is best to find out if your wisdom teeth will cause problems later. The roots of wisdom teeth are still forming in a teenager so it is easier to extract them at this age. It may be more complicated if a person waits until the roots are fully formed.
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