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Get Wise on Wisdom Teeth

Get Wise on Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third and final molars. Although they come in last, they're an essential part of your dental health.

 

Why They're Removed

These teeth come in between 16 and 24 years old. They come with age; therefore, they have the name 'wisdom teeth'. In rare cases, they come later. These are not inherently detrimental to your health. However, when these begin to emerge, the gums may already be filled with teeth, so new ones will only hurt, not help. In most situations, this occurs, and the wisdom teeth then must come out.

 

The Emergence

They may emerge safely and healthily, but most of the time space is limited, and wisdom teeth turn painful. Without an x-ray, the following symptoms can prove unhealthy wisdom teeth's existence:

Pain

Mouthaches
Bad taste and pungent breath
Headache.

 

Without wisdom teeth removal, the following can occur:

Food may become trapped in partially erupted teeth, becoming a bacteria breeding area
An unerupted tooth may damage teeth and the jaws
Mouth infections
Gum disease
Tumours
Cysts and sores
Pericoronitis: The top flap of the gum may not be completely removed. Therefore, it lays down on the top of the tooth, creating a bacteria and disease habitat
Tooth decay
Ear infections.

 

 

All in all, take your wisdom teeth seriously. Should you have any more questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us

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