If your dentist recommend that your wisdom teeth should be taken out, it is probably necessary. It’s not a procedure that anyone enjoys, but it is medically necessary to prevent issues that would be more costly and detrimental to your health. Many people think that if there is no pain present or obvious signs of impact that no treatment is needed, but the longer you go on without heeding your dentist’s warnings, the more potential serious issues could arise. Here are some of the most common issues that arrive when you don’t remove your wisdom teeth:
When wisdom teeth grow in they can cause mouth, tooth, and jaw pain that can range from minimal to excruciating. If the teeth grow in crooked or lacking space, they can cause damage to the structure of your mouth as well as to other teeth.
Cavities and Decay
Wisdom teeth and their crowding nature makes them difficult to clean. If the spaces between your teeth are too tight, cavities and tooth decay will arise.
If your wisdom teeth don’t emerge from the gums, they can become impacted within your jaw. This could result in infection or cause a cyst that can harm other teeth, roots. or bone support.
Sometimes wisdom teeth will come partially through the gumline. This can be hard to clean and maintain, causing the area to become a magnet for bacteria. This can lead to disease, oral infection, and inflammation of the gums, which continues the cycle of pain.
Jaw Damage and Sinus Issues
Cysts can form around your wisdom teeth, and if they aren’t treated, they can hollow out the jaw and damage nerves. More detriment can lead to sinus issues – pressure, congestion, and in extreme cases, tumors can develop.
All these issues can form at any stage of the wisdom teeth advancement process – from before they break the skin to years after they’ve grown in. If your dentist recommends removal, it is in your best interest to follow their warnings. You could save yourself time, money, and more unnecessary dental work.
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