When Is the Removal Necessary?

When wisdom teeth cause problems, or X-rays show they might start to break through the gums, they need to come out. Other reasons to take them out would include:

  • Damage to other teeth: The extra set of molars can move your other teeth around, causing mouth pain and bite problems.
  • Jaw damage: Cysts can start to form around the new molars. If they aren’t treated, they can hollow out your jaw and damage nerves.
  • Sinus Issues: Problems with wisdom teeth can lead to sinus congestion, pain, and pressure.
  • Inflamed Gums: Tissue around the new teeth can swell and can potentially be hard to clean.
  • Cavities: Swollen gums can create little pockets between teeth that help bacteria grow which will cause cavities to form.
  • Alignment: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause problems with crowding of other teeth and even make it necessary to get treatment to straighten them back up.

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