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Are you worried about having your wisdom teeth removed? Do you wonder if you even have to have your wisdom teeth removed? To help you know why your wisdom teeth are removed—or if your wisdom teeth need to be removed—we’re happy to offer you three reasons that wisdom teeth are commonly removed.

  • Pain can often be the first indicator that something is wrong—and it could be the first sign that it’s time to have a wisdom tooth removed. Because your wisdom teeth are larger than your other teeth, it could be an unpleasant experience. It can be even more painful if your wisdom teeth are growing under your other teeth. If you try over-the-counter medications and they don’t work, please contact your dentist.
  • When teeth come through gums, they can leave a small space where food can lodge. If this happens, you will have more bacteria in your mouth, which could lead to an infection. These spaces can even occur of the tooth is impacted. Also, the food inside the area could be difficult to adequately clean. If you have several consecutive infections, you may need to remove your wisdom teeth.
  • When your wisdom teeth grow under your other teeth, it may cause your teeth to shift. This can lead to pressure in your mouth and cause damage to your other teeth. If this is the case, the eruption of your wisdom tooth could shift the rest of your team. In fact, if this situation is left untreated, any dental work you’ve had could be undone.

Please feel free to contact us soon if you are interested in learning more about wisdom teeth or if you are interested in scheduling an appointment with our dentist. We are eager to hear from you soon.