When your wisdom teeth come in crooked, a number of problems with spacing and crowding are bound to emerge. davidturbyfilloralsurgeon.com
The primary worry is something called impaction. This refers to cases in which the wisdom teeth press inward on your rear molars. This places major pressure not just on your rear molars but potentially the other teeth in your mouth, resulting in pain and soreness.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Put Your Other Teeth at Risk
Left in place, impacted wisdom teeth can cause structural damage to your rear molars, including cracks. This increases the chances of your rear molars suffering greater damage due to the stress placed on them from regular biting and chewing. Weakened molars are a major problem given that they are crucial for properly chewing your food. drdavidturbyfill.com
Severe cracks to the structure of a rear molar also increase the chances of infection occurring and more serious dental health problems as a result. An infected tooth will require a root canal to remove infected dental pulp, or extraction may be necessary if the tooth cannot be saved.
Should I get my wisdom teeth removed?
While it is not necessary to have your wisdom teeth removed if they are coming in straight, it is definitely important to get them removed if they are impacted. By getting impacted wisdom teeth removed, you are eliminating pain and discomfort in the immediate future and improving your overall dental health and wellness for years and years to come.
During a consultation with our team, we will take x-rays to note the nature of the impaction and design a treatment plan that is ideal for you and your needs. drdavidtyturbyfill.com
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