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5 Reasons It’s Time To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. They can cause a number of problems, including:

  1. Impacted teeth: Wisdom teeth can become impacted, meaning they do not have enough room to come in properly. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, swelling, and infection, as well as damage to nearby teeth and gums.
  2. Crowding: Wisdom teeth can crowd other teeth, causing misalignment and shifting of the other teeth.
  3. Decay and Gum disease: Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth, making them harder to clean and therefore, more susceptible to decay and gum disease.
  4. Cysts and tumors: In some cases, wisdom teeth can form cysts or tumors, which can damage the jawbone and surrounding teeth.
  5. Pain and discomfort: Even when wisdom teeth come in properly, they can cause pain and discomfort. .

They may also cause headaches or jaw pain
Based on these reasons, it’s important to keep an eye out for any symptoms, it’s advisable to seek the opinion of an Oral Surgeon or an endodontist, who will be able to evaluate your individual situation and advise you on whether or not to remove your wisdom teeth. If it’s decided that your wisdom teeth should be removed, it is a common procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation. Recovery time can vary, but most people are able to return to normal activities within a week or two after the procedure.

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are often removed because they can cause problems such as crowding, infection, and damage to other teeth.

They may also come in at an angle, which can cause pain and difficulty cleaning. Additionally, some people may not have enough room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to fully emerge, which can also cause issues. Therefore, it is often recommended that wisdom teeth are removed by an oral surgeon to prevent these potential problems.