If your third molar is not causing pain, then most likely it doesn’t need removal.
But still evaluation is necessary because
- It could be impacting adjacent teeth
- Could Be Stuck inside bone below gums
Such a case could result in –
- Damage to Adjacent Teeth: when wisdom tooth is angulated in such a way that it hits adjacent teeth it might cause damage to that tooth. In such situation third molar has to be removed
- Jaw Damage
- Sinus Problems such as Pain, Pressure and Congestion
Other reasons for removal of wisdom tooth can be –
- Inflamed Gums: Tissue Around third molar area Can Swell leading to pain. This condition is called pericoronitis
Such evaluation can be done by a dentist by taking your x-ray and evaluating it.
Wisdom tooth does not require extraction:
- Grown In Completely (Fully Erupted)
- Positioned Correctly And Biting Properly With Their Opposing Teeth
- Able To Be Cleaned As Part Of Daily Hygiene Practices
Always visit your dentist for a regular dental check up and Talk To Your Dentist Or An Oral Surgeon About The Position And Health Of Your Wisdom Teeth And What’s Best For Your Situation.