Nearly everyone experiences the moment that their wisdom teeth come in, and nearly everyone eventually gets those wisdom teeth removed? But how do you know when it’s time to consider such a significant extraction? What does the doctor look for? Do they need to be taken out even if they don’t hurt yet?
To begin, problems with your wisdom teeth can occur even if you don’t feel pain. This further emphasizes the importance of consistently visiting a dentist for regular cleanings, examinations, and x rays.
Wisdom teeth are often removed for preventative measures, and there are a number of other reasons why a tooth may need to be removed, such as damage by decay or fracture that’s beyond repair, incorrect growth, or the need to make room for orthodontic appliances.
Here are a few things a dentist will consider when determining whether or not wisdom teeth are ready to be removed:
– Damage to other teeth
– Jaw damage from cysts
– Inflamed gums
– Pockets where cavities can develop
– Alignment problems with other teeth
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