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Why should you have your wisdom teeth removed ?

Posted on November 10th, 2010 by walle in Wisdom Teeth | 0 comments
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What are wisdom teeth ?

Wisdom teeth in dental parlance known as the Third molars generally are present between 18-25 years of age, there have been cases where these wisdom teeth are not present at all, and in some of the cases they do erupt fully. The presence or absence of the third molar is relative to the jaw size as there is generally a lack of accommodating space, due to smaller jaw or larger size of the teeth

Why should wisdom teeth be removed?

Wisdom teeth as a rule of thumb should almost always be removed, unless they can be well maintained and also help in chewing.

The reasons for wisdom teeth removal could be varying from impaction, cavities, pain and crowding of the other teeth, which are typical tooth growth characteristics.

Majority of people have their wisdom teeth partially covered with gums, this leads to a lot of bacterial invasion, and in most cases becomes mechanically Impossible to keep it hygienically viable, this almost every time leads to a decay, pain or swelling.

The angulated position of the wisdom tooth sometimes can put unnatural, continuous force on the adjacent tooth thereby could lead to a post orthodontic crowding of the teeth.

When should wisdom teeth be removed?

It’s always better to get wisdom tooth extracted after evaluation by the dentist. In some cases it may be indicated for extraction and in some instances it will be extracted after observation.

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