Why Wisdom Tooth Extraction Is Important

Why Wisdom Tooth Extraction Is Important

Posted by SUN-PARK DENTAL on Mar 17 2022, 01:42 AM

Why Wisdom Tooth Extraction Is Important

Sometimes tooth extraction is required. Many dentists advise patients to have their wisdom teeth extracted to avoid complications. Here, we give the most common reasons why wisdom tooth removal is important.

The primary reasons for wisdom tooth extraction are to free up space in the jaw, avoid damage to the gums or adjacent molars, and reduce the risk of oral infections and other oral health issues. Sun-Park Dental is here to provide you with the needed dental procedures.

The Jaw Has Insufficient Space

Wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) were once essential for eating and digestion. Later, the third molars became obsolete. The human jaws shrink as they lose function.

The mouth is now overcrowded, and if the third molars do not grow in properly, they will be useless. Wisdom teeth extraction frees up space and protects teeth from damage. Wisdom tooth extraction may be necessary during orthodontic treatment if the teeth are overcrowded or crooked.

The Wisdom Teeth Are Impacted

Wisdom teeth that have not fully emerged from the gums are problematic. Wisdom teeth that are partially or completely impacted can grow sideways, causing damage and pain to the second set of molars. Partially impacted wisdom teeth can increase the risk of gum disease and oral infection by opening the gums abnormally. Wisdom tooth extraction is typically recommended by dentists to treat or prevent symptoms of impacted teeth.

They Can Aggravate Oral Health Problems

Even if there are no signs of overcrowding or impacted teeth, dentists may recommend wisdom tooth extraction to reduce the overall risk of oral health problems. Wisdom tooth extraction is also common if the wisdom teeth are infected with decay. Early removal of wisdom teeth can save patients a lot of stress and help them maintain long-term oral health.

Risk of Cavities 

Wisdom teeth are prone to cavities due to their location in the back of the mouth, making them difficult to reach. Cavities are similarly difficult to reach and treat when they form. Patients who have their wisdom teeth extracted early can avoid the development of cavities in this extra set of molars.

To learn more, please contact us at Consult Sun-Park Dental to determine whether you should have your wisdom teeth extracted. During your appointment, we will examine your teeth, review your X-rays, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of wisdom tooth removal. We are here to assist you with wisdom tooth extraction. For booking, please contact us at (916)435-1155 or visit us at 5400 Park Drive, Rocklin, CA 95765.

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