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Why Impacted Wisdom Teeth Should Be Removed?

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Dr. Shaun Rai
Why Impacted Wisdom Teeth Should Be Removed?Even though it is not true that you always need to get your wisdom teeth out, if they get impacted, you will. This is because problems with wisdom teeth erupting might affect general dental health.

Tooth and Gum Infection

Pericoronitis, a localized gum infection, is a frequent complication of wisdom teeth that are only slightly impacted. When a tooth does not have enough room to erupt, bacteria might thrive in the incomplete socket.

Gums in this area are especially vulnerable to infection and irritation because it is hard to reach and clean. Pericoronitis is a painful condition that can make it difficult to eat or speak. Removing wisdom teeth makes it possible to avoid developing these infections in the first place, or at least make it easier to treat them if they have already been affected.

Cyst Develops

The improper development of a cyst, a sac filled with fluid, can occur on any tissue in the body. Cysts formed inside the jawbone due to impacted wisdom teeth may not spread infection, but they are painful and can disrupt normal jaw function.

When a cyst develops in the wrong location, it can damage neighboring teeth and lead to the breakdown of the jawbone. In the most extreme cases, cysts may potentially predispose to cancer. A cyst can be treated, but it will be much more challenging if the wisdom teeth are not extracted immediately.

Damage to Adjacent Teeth

It is possible for uneven development of wisdom teeth if they cannot erupt straight through the gums. If this occurs, they risk damaging neighboring teeth by coming into contact with their roots.

Gum disease, bone loss, and tooth decay may also be more likely to affect that area. Problematic wisdom teeth should be extracted as soon as possible to protect the health of the rest of your teeth and gums. Visit our website or call us to set up an appointment or ask any questions you may have concerning your wisdom teeth.

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