Can Impacted Wisdom Teeth Affect Your Dental Health?
Any type of oral surgery can be an extremely nervous time for a patient. In the case of an impacted wisdom teeth it is very necessary. This is because impacted wisdom teeth left untreated can cause all sorts of issues affecting your dental health. Below you will find the top five (5) reasons to have your impacted wisdom teethremoved to avoid future dental issues.
Top 5 Reasons To Remove Impacted Wisdom Teeth
-Lack Of Space. One of the main reasons wisdom teeth can cause so many dental issues is because there simply is not enough room in most people’s mouths for them. Most people only have room for 28 teeth. With the wisdom teeth you would have 32 teeth.
-Crowding Leading To Crooked Teeth. The pressure of your wisdom teeth attempting to erupt can place forces on your other teeth pushing them forward. Causing crowding. This is especially concerning to those who have already had orthodontic treatment. If left untreated it can lead to further orthodontic treatment to recorrect the crwoding.
-Cyst/Tumor Development. A cyst can develop in the sac of the developing wisdom tooth. If a cyst develops it can lead to damage to surrounding teeth as well as to the bone of the jaws. Infection and tumor development is also a possibility.
-Nerve Damage. It is vital to remove your wisdom teeth when recommended. As they develop it is possible they develop in the area of the nerves of the jaws. Damage to these nerves can cause permanent damage.
-Infection. Developing of an oral infection is a definite possibility and should be addressed immediately. Infection will pose a risk for both your dental and general health. Dentally, infection can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and periodontal disease.
An impacted wisdom tooth should be removed based on your dentist’s recommendations. The complications that could develop are not worth the risk of leaving them alone. Routine dental examinations and professional cleanings will allow your dentist the time to make the proper diagnosis as to when and if they need to be removed.