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Wisdom Teeth Wayland: 3 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted

Wisdom Teeth Wayland

Wisdom teeth, also known as your third molars, typically start to grow in between the ages of 16 and 25. While it is possible to experience no issues with these molars, the majority of teenagers and adults will likely experience related complications associated with wisdom teeth. Even if they grow in straight, these teeth can cause discomfort, swelling, and irritation as they start to break through the gums. Also, if they develop misaligned, they can damage other teeth, become infected, and increase the chances of tooth decay. Many people choose to avoid the potential complications by having their wisdom molars removed. If you’re on the fence and having difficulty deciding whether or not to have your wisdom teeth extracted, here are three reasons to consider.

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Oral Hygiene

It can be difficult to properly clean your wisdom molars, especially if they are misaligned. The awkward positioning of the teeth makes them difficult  to reach with floss or a toothbrush. For this reason, your wisdom molars are likely to be affected by bacteria, tooth decay, gum disease, and infections. And once your wisdom molars start to decay, it won’t be long before the other teeth start to get cavities as well. Therefore, we recommend removing your wisdom molars.

Overcrowding

Your wisdom molars may have difficulty emerging because there isn’t enough space in the mouth to accommodate a third set of molars. If wisdom teeth don’t have enough room, they can crowd and damage your nearby teeth. Even though this might not be immediately painful or cause discomfort, it can lead to orthodontic problems in the future. Also, if you’ve had braces in the past, the pressure of the wisdom teeth can undo years of expensive orthodontic work.

Impacted Teeth

When your wisdom molars don’t have enough room to emerge or develop normally, they can become impacted, or trapped, within your jaw. Impacted wisdom teeth don’t always cause symptoms. However, it is likely that you may experience irritation, infection, gum swelling, and a range of other dental problems due to impacted wisdom molars.

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Contact Us Today

Wisdom Teeth Wayland | If you have concerns about your oral health, consult with us today. Our dental team has several years of experience assisting patients. Learn more about teeth extraction by calling (781) 894-0347 or scheduling an appointment online. You may also visit us at 56 Colpitts Road Suite 4-6 Weston, MA 02493.

 

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