Some people are lucky enough to actually have the space that is required within their mouths so that the wisdom teeth are able to properly grow into place.
In the following information, we want to share a few more details that will help you to understand wisdom teeth, their importance and why they may have to be removed from your mouth.
Do Your Wisdom Teeth Have to be Removed
While your wisdom teeth may not cause problems at first, they can actually become a hassle later on in your life.
Many people that did not have their wisdom teeth removed during their high school years often find that their wisdom teeth begin to cause them problems while they are in their twenties.
However, don’t let this scare you into rushing out and getting your wisdom teeth removed.
Some people do, in fact, get lucky and never have to have their wisdom teeth taken out. Sometimes the wisdom teeth grow in just fine and don’t cause any problems at all.
This will vary from person to person, depending on your mouth.
Reasons Wisdom Teeth are Removed
The main reason that people have their wisdom teeth removed are because they begin to move around the other teeth in their mouth.
This causes a person’s teeth to become pushed against one another, over time becoming crowded.
This crowding can ruin a person’s previous orthodontic work, which is a huge waste of money.
Another reason that a person might have to get their wisdom teeth removed, even if there is no crowding, is their lack or ability to properly brush the wisdom teeth.
Your wisdom teeth can sometimes become a brushing hazard in the back of your mouth.
When they are not properly brushed, this causes plaque to build up, which can lead to cavities and even the possible removal of some of your other teeth.
So should you have your wisdom teeth removed? It is a bit of a gamble, but in some cases you will never experience any problems with your wisdom teeth, so there is nothing to worry about.
If you are unsure, the best way to find out is to ask one of our dentists. You will find that our dentists can be very helpful in giving you advice with your teeth.
A dental x-ray can help determine the position of un-erupted wisdom teeth. It can also help us to determine whether the wisdom teeth will cause problems with your other teeth.
If your teeth are starting to shift as a result of your wisdom teeth coming in, give us a call today.