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Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically begin to emerge in the late teenage years or early adulthood. While some people can keep their wisdom teeth without any issues, others may experience pain, infection, and other complications that require their removal. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to get your wisdom teeth removed:
- Pain and Discomfort: If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain or discomfort, it’s a good idea to have them evaluated by a dentist. This can include symptoms such as swelling, redness, or tenderness around the tooth, as well as pain or discomfort when eating, speaking, or opening your mouth.
- Gum Infections: Gum infections, also known as periodontal disease, can occur when the wisdom teeth push through the gum tissue and create pockets where bacteria can grow. If left untreated, gum infections can lead to more serious problems such as tooth decay, bone loss, and even systemic infections.
- Crowding and Misalignment: In some cases, wisdom teeth can cause crowding and misalignment of the surrounding teeth. This can lead to bite problems, difficulty cleaning your teeth, and other dental issues that may require orthodontic treatment.
- Decay and Cavities: Wisdom teeth are often difficult to clean properly, making them more susceptible to decay and cavities. If you have a history of dental problems or are at a higher risk of developing cavities, your dentist may recommend removing your wisdom teeth to prevent further decay and damage to your teeth.
While some people can keep their wisdom teeth without any problems, others may experience pain, infections, and other complications that require their removal. If you’re experiencing any symptoms related to your wisdom teeth, or if you’re concerned about the potential risks of keeping them, it’s a good idea to talk to your dentist about whether wisdom teeth removal is right for you. Your dentist can evaluate your unique situation and help you make an informed decision about your oral health.
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