Wisdom teeth are the third and final group of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. These kinds of teeth can be a valuable asset to your mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, there misaligned and require removal.
Why Remove Wisdom Teeth
Many issues come because of out of alignment wisdom teeth. The misalignment of wisdom teeth results in crowding and damaging of the neighboring teeth. It may also damage nerves or the jaw bone.
Misaligned wisdom teeth form a habitat for reproduction of bacteria. Wisdom teeth are usually entrapped inside the soft tissue requiring them to break with the gum. This scenario is called ‘Impacting’ and is harmful to dental health.
The wisdom teeth may not erupt entirely. This allows bacteria to enter your tooth area and cause infection. Infections caused by these kinds of bacteria may destroy the teeth beyond restoration. This brings the need to extract infected teeth.
Extracting Wisdom Teeth
The removing of impacted teeth is a surgical procedure, and post-operative treatment is very important. Whenever following the dentists post treatment instructions, there are lower pain complications with infection and swelling.