Is Removing Wisdom Teeth Necessary?

Some people get their wisdom teeth removed. It may happen at any age. In this post, we aim to focus on the dental procedure of wisdom teeth removal. It is equally important to know the reasons behind the procedure.

Wisdom teeth and their significance 

Yes, the name may indicate that the teeth are associated with wisdom but they certainly don’t make you smarter. They are called so because they usually come when the person is old and wise. They are usually seen coming up during the age group of 17 to 21 years of age. These teeth are located at the back of the mouth. These are molar teeth which complete the individual’s dental count to 32. They are sturdy and wide and used to grind food. However, they can cause a lot of problems which is why they need to be removed in certain cases.

Reasons for getting the wisdom teeth removed

According to Smile Zone dental clinic, the following reasons may be specified by the dentist to get your wisdom teeth removed-

They come at a wrong angle 

Sometimes the wisdom teeth don’t come at a straight angle. They emerge at an angle as opposed to the straight and upright position they are supposed to be in. This may cause a lot of discomfort and pain.

The size of the mouth

If your mouth is not big enough, your jaws will not have enough space for the new molars. If that is the case, then you will face a lot of difficulties when they show up. Many people suggest that the mouth is becoming smaller due to the change in our diet over time.

Poor oral health

Some people fail to maintain proper oral hygiene and dental care. Proper dental care is a must for avoiding cavities. The wisdom teeth are often hard to approach with the toothbrush. If that is the case with you, you may suffer from a cavity or gum disease in the wisdom teeth area. 

Which age is suitable for wisdom teeth removal?

If you have a faulty set of wisdom teeth, removal is the best option. The removal should be undertaken at a young age. As a person ages, the bones become brittle and the removal process gets difficult. Getting wisdom teeth evaluation by a dentist is a must before you opt for the removal. The evaluation process includes x-ray check-up to determine if there are any hidden wisdom teeth. It is also useful in determining whether the teeth need to be removed and how many of them need to be removed.

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Dr. Priya Verma

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