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When Would Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed?

8 November 2021

Even if your wisdom teeth are not causing you pain or discomfort, it may still be necessary to have them removed. This is because the teeth could be stuck in the wrong place or colliding with other teeth, which can prevent the teeth from breaking through your jaw completely and into your mouth. 

Moreover, it may be that your jaw and mouth are too small to prevent them from overcrowding other teeth or may be growing at the wrong angle. This can cause damage to your other teeth, especially if the wisdom tooth pushes up against them. If they are causing issues like this, or you have an X-ray that suggests your wisdom teeth may cause issues in the future, they will need to be removed.

Other problems that can be caused by wisdom teeth: 

  • Your molars can push into surrounding teeth, causing issues when biting and pain in your mouth
  • They can cause jaw damage if cysts develop around new teeth, if this is left untreated it can cause further damage and can affect your nerves
  • Wisdom teeth can affect your sinuses, if you are suffering from pain, pressure and congestion in your nose, they will need to be removed
  • Gums and the tissue surrounding it which are red, swollen and inflamed which may make it difficult to keep teeth clean. This can also create pockets in between your teeth, which results in bacteria growth. If this isn’t treated it can lead to cavities
  • If wisdom teeth are causing impact, it can cause issues with overcrowding and your teeth may need to be straightened alongside having the wisdom teeth removed

The majority of issues can be resolved with antibiotics and antiseptic mouthwash, but if this does not solve your symptoms it will be necessary to have your wisdom tooth removed. If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth and the issues it may cause, book an appointment with your dentist. They will check the shape of your mouth and if your teeth are situated correctly to determine whether you need them removed. Your age also is taken into account, as the bones in your mouth become more solid as you grow older, so wisdom teeth are difficult to remove. 

Book Your Wisdom Teeth Consultation With Dental Arts Studio Today

If you are concerned about any issues with your wisdom teeth, visit your dentist to receive guidance on the causes and cures as well as the right treatment for you. For patients experiencing intense or excruciating pain, we advise you to call our dental treatment helpline for an emergency appointment.

Patients that are suffering from any of the above issues will most likely require more frequent visits to the dentist. Once we are happy with the results, we will advise you on whether we would like to see you every six or 12 months.

If you’d like to find out more about our dental treatments or if you have questions regarding problems with wisdom teeth, we would be more than happy to offer you advice. Please get in touch.

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