What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are classified as molars, which are predominantly used for chewing. Wisdom teeth often appear long after your adult teeth, between the ages of 17 and 24 years old. Most people have 4 wisdom teeth, 2 in the upper jaw and 2 in the lower jaw. Some people do not develop all their wisdom teeth and can be missing one or more wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth grow effortlessly into position with little pain or fuss. But if there is not enough space for the teeth to grow, or if they grow at the wrong angle causing them to only partially emerge, they can cause you a lot of pain and discomfort.
Why Remove Them?
There are several reasons why you might get a wisdom tooth removed, reasons such as;
- Periodontal disease
- Your teeth become impacted
- The wisdom tooth comes in at a wrong angle
- Your mouth just isn’t big enough.
What If I Dont Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Problematic wisdom teeth development is extremely common, which is why some people choose to have them removed. Some people on the other hand do not experience any issues with their wisdom teeth, while others can experience pain, discomfort and infection that can lead to more serious problems. It is recommended that you consult your dentist to determine whether or not it is required for you to get your wisdom teeth removed. If your dentist advises you to get your wisdom teeth removed it is in your best interest to follow their expert advice before the situation worsens.