Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has to remove their wisdom teeth. If you ever find yourself wondering why everyone else is going through that rite of passage and you’re not, chances are, your wisdom teeth grew just fine without any problems.
However, if you’re one of the many people experience issues with their wisdom teeth, the only solution to the problem is removal. And unfortunately, the longer you wait, the worse the problem often becomes.
Why should you have your wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars to grow, often at an adult age. Basically they’re the teeth at the very back of your mouth. In several cases, wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to grow and end up affect your teeth’s alignment, creating an environment prone to bacteria and decay, not to mention a world of pain as they grow.
When does this happen?
Wisdom teeth get their name from how they grow as you enter adulthood, usually in your late teenage years to early twenties.
What are the signs that show it’s time to remove wisdom teeth?
If you elect to have your wisdom teeth removed later and not at the moment they begin to develop, these are good signs that show it may be time to have them extracted.
– Jaw pain
– Infection of the gum tissue around your wisdom tooth/teeth
– Damage to other teeth around the wisdom tooth/teeth
– Stubborn gum disease