Why Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Important?

Why Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Important?

Posted by Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn on Mar 10 2022, 01:06 AM

Why Is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Important?

The wisdom tooth is a third molar that is located at the back of your mouth. It commonly erupts in the late teen years or early twenties but this can vary. Most adults have four molars or wisdom teeth, one in each quadrant. 

In this blog, our team at Allure Dental in Fulton, Maryland, is sharing details on why wisdom tooth extraction is important.

Reasons Why You Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth usually erupt when the jaw has already stopped developing. Most often, there is no more space available to accommodate additional teeth in the mouth. 

Hence, wisdom teeth can lead to several types of complications. Here is why dentists usually recommend they be removed as soon as possible:

To Prevent Impacted Teeth

Impacted teeth are blocked from breaking through the gums. Wisdom teeth are the most common teeth to be impacted and this can result in pain along with inflammation of the gums and can lead to bacterial infections. 

Therefore, wisdom tooth extraction is recommended to avoid such situations.

Other complications of impacted teeth include dental cavities, cysts, infections, gum disease, and bone resorption which can lead to bigger dental problems in the long run.

To Protect the Gums and Teeth

As wisdom teeth are difficult to reach when brushing and flossing, they tend to harbor more acid-producing bacteria which puts the gums and your other teeth at a higher risk of inflammation, infections, cysts, and cavities.

To Protect Your Smile

Wisdom teeth that grow at an angle put the adjacent teeth at risk and can cause misalignment issues and overcrowding. If they are removed in time, the existing teeth will stay in place and you can maintain your radiant healthy smile. 

To Make the Procedure Easier and the Recovery Quicker

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, about 85% of wisdom teeth will have to be eventually removed. 

If the wisdom tooth extraction is done when the root system of the tooth is not well developed, namely in early adulthood, the procedure and the healing will be extremely easy. 

If the extraction is delayed for too long, it may lead to pain and infections and complicate healing. Regular visits to your dentist will help assess and decide if and when you may require wisdom tooth extraction. 

To learn more about the importance of wisdom tooth extraction, call Allure Dental at (240) 456-0717. You can also visit our office located at 8170 Maple Lawn Blvd Suite 150, Fulton, Maryland 20759.

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