Wisdom teeth are the third molars that develop on each side of the upper and lower arches. These teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25.
Many patients do not experience any pain or other symptoms, which makes these teeth easy to ignore. But, when these teeth become impacted, they may cause pain, infection, or damage to nearby teeth.
Here are the benefits of getting your wisdom teeth removed on time:
More Room for Your Teeth
When your wisdom teeth come in, there may not be enough room in your mouth for the teeth to fit. This can lead to your teeth becoming crowded. When your teeth are crowded, this makes it more challenging to properly brush and floss your teeth. Food can be trapped between or beneath the teeth, which can lead to tooth decay or periodontal disease.
When your wisdom teeth come in, they can push the teeth in front of them out of alignment. This can lead to problems with your bite, such as teeth grinding, clenching, and broken or chipped teeth. But getting them removed can prevent them from growing at an angle that can affect your bite.
Prevents Painful Infections
Your wisdom teeth are the furthest back in your mouth, so it can be difficult to clean them. This makes them more prone to infection and decay. Removing your wisdom teeth prevents painful infections that can damage your other nearby teeth.
Better Oral Hygiene
Wisdom teeth can develop abnormally, which can crowd the mouth. In some cases, this can lead to tooth misalignment or misalignment of the bite. The teeth may also develop cavities or gum disease, which can spread to surrounding teeth. Removal of wisdom teeth is often recommended to reduce the risk of decay, misalignment, and infection. This can help you maintain good oral hygiene.
Less Risk of Periodontal Disease
The risk of periodontal disease is higher in people who have wisdom teeth that don’t have room to grow. When bacteria collect in the mouth, it can cause an infection that can damage the teeth.
No Effects on Adjacent Teeth
Removal of wisdom teeth will not affect adjacent teeth. Due to the angle and position of these teeth, they are usually able to erupt without any trouble.
To know more about wisdom teeth extractions, call us at (833) 394-7366 and book an appointment with our dentist at 287 E. Hunt Hwy. #101, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143.