Just because your wisdom tooth is not causing you any discomfort does not mean there’s nothing wrong. They could be stuck or impacted. Eventually, they can damage the tooth next door if they push up against each other and will then lead to more harm.
When is removal essential?
- Jaw Damage
Cysts can form around the new teeth. If they aren’t treated, they can damage the nerves around your jaws.
- Sinus Issues
Problems with wisdom teeth can lead to sinus pain, pressure, and congestion.
- Inflamed Gums
Tissue around the area can swell and may be hard to clean.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with crowding of other teeth and even make treatment to straighten other teeth necessary through braces and other expensive procedures.
One other reason why it is important to extract your wisdom teeth is because that part of your mouth is hard to reach by your regular toothbrush. It will result in tooth decay infecting other teeth that are healthy.
Always remember that prevention is better than cure. Don’t wait for your pearly whites to get dinged before you run to your dentist. Have them removed as soon as possible.