Do I really need to remove wisdom teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the 8th teeth in a row, or, more simply, “eights”, which a person no longer needs for a normal chewing of food. They begin to erupt between the ages of 12 and 25, and it is during this period that many are recommended to remove them. But is it necessary?
We analyzed different opinions on this issue. And here's what you need to know to make the right decision.
If they are healthy (no caries, the gums around the tooth are not inflamed).
Completely cut through.
Correctly located: do not interfere with the normal functioning of the adjacent teeth.
They are easy to clean during daily oral hygiene.
The teeth are completely hidden under the gum, but cannot erupt. In this case, they can contribute to the formation of a cyst, which, in turn, can destroy the roots of adjacent teeth.
Teeth not completely cut. The difficulty of their hygiene, and consequently, a large accumulation of bacteria can lead to various diseases of the oral cavity.
If there is not enough space for the tooth (the adjacent teeth are sitting very tightly), then the wisdom tooth that has erupted will risk damaging the adjacent teeth.
Tumors are formed.
Gum disease occurs.
Caries form on adjacent teeth, they begin to break down.