Why do we have wisdom teeth?
Scientists believe that the reasons why we have wisdom teeth are the direct result of evolution. In a nutshell, our ancestors had a larger jaw structure due to the consumption of wild foods such as roots and fruits. With the invention of cooking, food preparation and practices, our jaws have grown smaller and the wisdom teeth that were once useful for the consumption of wild food longer is no longer relevant to our modern lives.
What causes wisdom teeth pain?
One of the main causes of wisdom teeth pain is that the tooth develops awkwardly. Rather than breaking through the gums upright and healthy, it often grows crooked or in the wrong direction, may only partially erupt through the gum or it may not even break through the gum and becomes stuck. These issues cause food to be trapped and thus lead to gum and tooth infection, disease and decay. If wisdom teeth impact other teeth it can cause overcrowding and teeth overlapping which leads to problems with cleaning and leads to gum and tooth disease and can also lead to cysts and abscesses. These infections and problems can cause pain, swelling, soreness and sensitivity.
What should you do about it?
It is recommended to book in a consultation with an oral surgeon as soon as practicable. The longer you leave the worse the problem can become. In addition, what may start out as a simple oral procedure may become a complicated matter if not addressed, and subsequently the wisdom teeth removal price can also become more expensive the more complex the matter becomes.
Don’t wait until your wisdom teeth pain becomes unbearable, face the problem early on and contact a highly skilled oral surgeon in Sydney, The Wisdom Teeth Professionals. To find out more about their services, click here.