The Benefits of Removing Wisdom Teeth

Why You Should Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Most everyone has wisdom teeth, and at some point or another, most everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. There are several benefits of removing wisdom teeth that directly impact your health and wellness. If you’re part of the 2% of the population born without wisdom teeth, this article isn’t for you—everybody else, listen up!

Wisdom Teeth 101

Wisdom teeth are generally the last teeth that you cut, and most people don’t see wisdom teeth make an appearance until their late 20s or early 30s. Today, with softer diets and better dental care, these “extra” molars don’t have much use. In earlier times, wisdom teeth were needed to replace decayed molars to chew hard, raw foods. Now, these teeth are more of a hassle and headache as opposed to a “help.”

The Benefits of Removing Wisdom Teeth

The benefits of removing wisdom teeth are simple and straightforward. These teeth are unnecessary and so far back in your mouth that taking care of them properly can be hard. Most people don’t have room in their mouth for these teeth and even if they do, the rate at which wisdom teeth decay is exponentially faster than other molars because these teeth are so difficult to clean.

Wisdom teeth, if not removed, can cause serious dental problems. You can have impacted wisdom teeth that can be incredibly painful and can cause damage to your jaw and other teeth in your mouth. Impacted teeth can also cause cysts and tumors to form or create overcrowding in your mouth, which then throws off your bite.

Don’t risk your oral health, talk to a wisdom teeth specialist today and see what needs to be done about your wisdom teeth.

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