Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth and are the last permanent teeth to erupt. Wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. A wisdom tooth extraction specialist can help you get rid of them before or after it gets painful for you.
These third set of molars are believed to be a remnant of our prehistoric days of eating raw meats and roots. We don’t need them to eat those types of food anymore, but they still come in for many people. Quite often, a wisdom tooth causes dental problems like overcrowding and infections. In such cases, it is best to get the entire tooth removed to solve the issue right from the root.
Here are a few signs that it is time to consider wisdom tooth extraction:
Your mouth is already full of your permanent teeth when the third set of molar shows up. When wisdom teeth grow out, they can overcrowd your mouth due to lack of space. Since there is no way to place braces on the wisdom tooth or any other method to fix overcrowding, this issue is typically resolved by Wisdom Tooth Extraction Specialist.
2. Frequent cavities
The back of your mouth is a very difficult area to clean and that is where the wisdom teeth grow. Quite often, wisdom teeth are unable to break through the surface of gums and remain trapped or may be partially exposed, leaving a way for bacteria to burrow in and grow.
If you experience repeated cavities in your wisdom teeth or molars, it might be best to get them extracted instead of getting them repeatedly filled.
3. Gum infection
Trapped wisdom teeth can cause infections within the gum and may also form cysts, which can lead to nerve damage if not promptly taken care of. Tissue around your tooth may become hard, swollen and extremely painful.
4. Improper growth
Quite often, wisdom teeth grow horizontally instead of vertically. This can cause other teeth to shift, and may even damage the roots of the adjacent tooth. This could leave to severe pain and even cause infections. The alignment of your teeth could be disrupted if they grow at an angle.
5. Difficulty in eating
When the wisdom teeth are not properly aligned with their opposing teeth, they hit and grind against each other when you eat. This can wear down your teeth and may cause you extreme pain while eating. It can also lead to severe cheek bite traumatising the soft tissues causing a lot of discomfort.
If you are experiencing any of the above problems, you might need to have these third molars removed. You don’t have to worry about the pain or discomfort if you consult a wisdom tooth extraction specialist.