When it comes to your wisdom teeth, you often are given the choice on whether to remove them or leave them alone. There are several reasons to extract them that dentists generally agree on:

  • infection
  • pain
  • cysts
  • tumors
  • damage to adjacent teeth
  • gum disease

If any of the above situations apply to you, your dentist will most likely recommend an extraction. It is also important to consider if your teeth are already crowded. If so, the addition of your wisdom teeth may push on the existing teeth and cause more crowding, which can cause both cosmetic concerns and issues with flossing, which can lead to tooth decay and other problems. If this is the case for you, it may be beneficial to extract your wisdom teeth before they have the chance to cause this issue.

Even if you decide to leave your wisdom teeth put for the time being, it is important to remember that as with any other body part, as you age, your mouth, gums, and teeth change. Your wisdom teeth may cause problems later on and should be monitored by your dentist.

As with any tooth-related concern, speak with your dentist about his recommendation for you and the best option for your smile.






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