WISDOM TOOTH SURGERIES

 
 
WISDOM TEETH : IS IT WISE TO REMOVE THEM?

Common misunderstandings surround their name origin, removal reasons and pain sources. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to grow in the back of the mouth. Common misunderstandings surround their name origin, removal reasons and pain sources, according to the Academy of General Dentistry, an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing education.




The name 'wisdom teeth' is age related - third molars don't erupt until teenage years.

Common reasons for wisdom teeth removal include impaction, pain and crowding of the other teeth, which are typical tooth growth characteristics.

If wisdom teeth are not visible, they are impacted or unable to erupt due to space and size limitations. Impacted teeth don't have enough room to grow, and will lay beneath the gums, which may or may not be a problem.

Pain and tooth crowding are also top wisdom teeth problems. Complications also can arise when wisdom teeth partially erupt. The broken gum acts as a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. When wisdom teeth partially erupt, food gets caught in the gums and may cause an infection, swelling, growth of a tumor or cyst and pain.

If wisdom teeth have erupted, the key to preserving them is maintaining good oral health by brushing twice a day and going to see a dentist twice a year. And definitely wise enough to remove wisdom tooth.