In the US, it’s normal for most adults to have their wisdom teeth removed after their adult teeth have come in, but there’s still a lot of confusion as to why it is necessary. Here are the top reasons for removing your wisdom teeth.
- Your mouth has limited space and your wisdom teeth only crowd your mouth even further. If your teeth don’t have the proper room, they get tight and become difficult to clean properly. When your teeth aren’t cleaned properly, you can end up with infections or inflammation in your gums.
- Wisdom teeth don’t have any function even if you do leave them in your mouth. They are too far back to assist in chewing and end up being extra hard to reach when cleaning.
- Sometimes wisdom teeth can make the rest of your teeth crooked because your jaw can only hold so many teeth. When your teeth become misaligned, it can create issues that cause aches and pains.
- Wisdom teeth can stay in your gums and cause issues before they even erupt. Any extra risk of infection or gum disease is a good enough reason to take your wisdom teeth out.
- After removing your wisdom teeth you won’t have to worry about trying to keep them clean or if they will cause you harm in the future.
If you haven’t gotten your wisdom teeth looked at or removed yet, make an appointment with your dentist. It’s an important step in keeping your mouth healthy!
Dr. Lorraine Burio of Candlewood Dental Care has been educating and treating patients for over twenty-five years. Our office serves the New Fairfield, New Milford, Danbury, and Sherman areas of CT and Pawling, Patterson and Putnam Lake of New York. If you have any questions you can call us at 203-746-1200 or make an appointment here.