Wisdom teeth are the last to erupt and typically appear in the mouth between the ages of 17 and 25. They can cause problems if they don’t erupt correctly or are impacted or crooked. Wisdom Teeth Jasper can be removed if impacted or stuck, causing pain or infections.
Here are factors that can cause wisdom teeth to be removed.
Impacted wisdom teeth don’t have enough space to erupt into a normal position. This can cause them to grow sideways or even backward in your jawbone, leading to infection, gum disease, or tooth decay. Impacted wisdom teeth need to be removed early to prevent other problems from erupting.
Crowding of other teeth
When there is not enough space for your wisdom teeth, crowding can occur between existing teeth and new ones. This can cause various problems, including chipping and wearing down adjacent tooth surfaces and gum disease due to increased plaque buildup near the gum line.
Small jaw size
If your jaw doesn’t have enough room for all your wisdom teeth, one or more might remain partially or fully embedded in your gums when they should have come out by now. In some cases, this could cause problems with chewing food, and wearing braces on top of impacted wisdom teeth is not recommended because it could damage their roots.
The most common reason wisdom teeth are removed is gum disease. When the roots of your wisdom teeth grow into the bone, they create pockets that become infected by bacteria. This can lead to an abscess or an infected cyst, requiring surgery to remove them.
Extensive tooth decay
Wisdom teeth exposed for a long time may be more likely to get cavities than their counterparts in the mouth’s back corners. This is because saliva flow is reduced when a person has several molars side by side, so food debris tends to build up between them. This makes it easier for bacteria to grow on your wisdom teeth and cause decay.
Tumors around any tooth, including wisdom teeth, can grow inward into the bone and cause pain and other problems such as infection or swelling. Also, wisdom teeth have a high risk of developing cysts over time. In such a case, it becomes necessary to remove wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth that are not fully erupted can become inflamed as they try to break through the gums. This is called pericoronitis, and it is usually caused by food particles trapped under the gum line and bacteria being trapped between the tooth and gum tissue. If left untreated, the resulting infection can cause swelling, tenderness, and pain around the tooth, which could develop into a larger abscess (pus-filled pocket).
The most common problem is wisdom teeth can become impacted or trapped below the gum line. This causes pain, swelling, and even infection in some cases. In addition, wisdom teeth can also be malformed or misaligned due to their placement under the gumline. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, contact Advanced Dental Care of East Texas professionals.