Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Extracted?

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Extracted

Are you currently feeling pain from your back teeth? In some cases, wisdom teeth are impacted and need to be removed because they don't have enough space to develop from the gums.

They need to be removed to avoid damaging the surrounding teeth, allowing the rest of the teeth to properly grow and avoiding the nearby teeth to shift. Erupting wisdom teeth can grow at various angles in the jaw which will cause pain in the mouth. Wisdom teeth can even contribute to long-term jaw alignment, sinus problems, and damaging cavities. They are your third molars located in the back of your mouth and are usually the last to develop. 

Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 to 25. We recommend removing wisdom teeth before they fully emerge. It's better to remove wisdom teeth at a younger age, before the roots and bone are fully formed, and when recovery is faster after surgery. This is why some young adults have their wisdom teeth pulled before the teeth cause problems.

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