When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

September 24, 2018 by The Dental Home0

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
  • Cavities

Such evaluation can be done by a dentist by taking your x-ray and evaluating it.

Wisdom tooth does not require extraction:

  • Healthy
  • 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.