The four hindmost molars that appear around the age of 20 are the wisdom teeth. The irony lies in, that the wisdom teeth are not wise as their name. Rather, they bring along several changes in the structure and formation of your jaw which you might need a dentist for.
“Wisdom teeth don’t hurt you, but it’s wise to remove them.”
- Because these teeth could be stuck or impacted, which means they can’t boost out of jaw into your mouth.
- They could be growing towards an angle of other tooth and damage its structure and position if they push against it.
- The growth process leads to swollen gums which create pockets between the teeth making it easy for bacteria to form that may result in cavities.
- Impacted wisdom teeth can undo the effects of braces, bridges, crowns, partial dentures, or any type of dental work.
- As such, wisdom teeth have no role in the chewing and biting processes which leaves no reason to keep them but many to get them off.
- Sometimes more than one wisdom tooth may grow at an awkward angle with the tooth top facing backward, forward or to either side.
- Prevents back teeth crowding
- Put off wisdom tooth from getting impacted and never breaking through the gums
- No flap of skin around a partial grown wisdom tooth develops to cause red, swollen painful gums .
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