Must Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Human jaws model with teeth row. Impacted upper and lower wisdom tooth pushing adjacent teeth. Wisdom third molar tooth problem. Dentistry and dental surgery concept. Flat vector illustration on whiteIt goes without saying that nearly every factor out there can negatively influence your oral health in some form or another. Indeed, from the ways certain foods and beverages interact with your smile to dental emergencies that can occur at any time and everything else in-between, there is a lot that you need to protect your structures from. Even teeth can develop incorrectly and cause damage or complications, and as such, treatment must be immediately sought. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist explores the need for wisdom teeth extraction and removal, as well as how our team can step in and help.

The Influence of Impacted Teeth

Your wisdom teeth are considered the third molars that begin to develop in late adolescence and early adulthood. For some individuals, they may come in without a hitch, meaning they develop evenly and correctly. Though this phenomenon is possible, it goes without saying that this is not the case the vast majority of the time.

Indeed, more often than not, wisdom structures cannot develop correctly due to a lack of adequate space in the mouth. This then leads to complications to your oral health, and may actually place your smile at more of a disadvantage than having them removed, to begin with.

For example, your structures may fail to erupt at all, remaining hidden in the gums. And trapped within your jaw. This process is known as impacting and can lead to infection or the formation of a cyst that causes damage to your other teeth roots and the bone structure in your jaw. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give our office a call today.

Dangers of Partial Eruption

Another complication that can arise as your wisdom teeth are coming in is a partial eruption. When this occurs, a pathway is created between the top of the crown and the gums through which oral bacteria can make their way into the more sensitive areas of your teeth. What’s more? This often results in major periodontal complications and gum disease, as well as other oral infections. In cases such as these, your dentist will likely recommend tooth removal to provide protection for your smile as a whole. For more information about this process, contact our team.

Damage from Overcrowding

As we mentioned before, there is often not enough space in the mouth for your wisdom teeth to come in. As a result, your other structures may become damaged in a process known as overcrowding. Additionally, this can cause your already-present structures to shift, resulting in an uneven and less secure grin.

Learn More Today

To learn more about the need for wisdom tooth removal and how our team can help, contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 to schedule your next appointment with our team today.