Situations arise where there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt through the gum and grow like normal teeth. The teeth erupt either partially or not at all. Cleaning the back of the mouth is often difficult. Food particles and bacteria can therefore collect around the partially erupted tooth result in infection of the gum and teeth. The tooth extraction is necessary to prevent the infections spreading to other teeth.
2. Development of tumors or cysts
In some cases, impacted wisdom teeth (those that do not erupt) can result in the development of tumors or cysts. The removal of the tooth will be necessary to restore normal jaw appearance and function.
If the patient is experiencing wisdom teeth pain the tooth may have to be extracted to alleviate the pain.
4. Misalignment of teeth
If wisdom teeth are growing and pushing other teeth out of place, they will need extraction. They will otherwise crowd the other teeth resulting in misalignment of the other teeth.
5. Preventative measures
Wisdom teeth extraction is vital to prevent the breeding of oral infections or the development of inflammation. This is a preventative measure taken for asymptomatic teeth. A lot of research supports the development of various oral diseases resulting around the wisdom teeth.
6. Partially erupted teeth
Wisdom teeth removal is necessary once they have been determined not to be able to erupt successfully. This is also a preventative measure to maintain a healthy state in the body. The removal of the wisdom teeth early is associated with a quicker recovery. The extraction process at this stage is also considered simpler than waiting for complications to arise as a result of the impacted tooth.
Ensure that you consult a dentist if you are exhibiting any of the symptoms above. It is best to get a diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.