One of the most important advantages of wisdom tooth extraction is the prevention of potential issues. These can include gum disease, inflammation, facial and oral pain, overcrowding of teeth, bite problems, and tooth decay. In addition to avoiding cavities and illnesses, removing wisdom teeth can also provide relief from pain. Pressure relief, reduced gum sensitivity, and decreased tooth sensitivity are all possible thanks to the removal of those pesky third molars.
The pressure from wisdom teeth can also cause chronic headaches. When wisdom teeth are taken out before they start to press on other teeth, you can avoid orthodontic issues. Impacted wisdom teeth can be a breeding ground for bacteria, which can lead to cysts or tumors that invade the jaw and cause severe joint pain in the temporomandibular joint. This is why it is essential to seek treatment from a specialist in the temporomandibular joint if you suspect that your wisdom teeth are impacted.
The result of removing wisdom teeth is better tooth quality and fewer restrictions on the food and drinks you can consume. This leads to an improved quality of life and more freedom when it comes to what you can eat and drink. Additionally, if you have your wisdom teeth removed before they start to cause alignment problems, you may be able to avoid expensive root canals and fillings. Approximately 85% of people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their lives.
If you are approaching the age at which your wisdom teeth come in, it is likely that you will need to have them removed. A common outcome of impacted wisdom teeth is gum inflammation, which can be persistent and difficult to treat. When wisdom teeth grow and come out, they can crowd other teeth and damage neighboring molars. If this happens, you will still need to remove your wisdom tooth in order to fix the problem, but the process will be more complex and there is also a risk of infection spreading.
Therefore, removing wisdom teeth reduces the chances that you will need braces or other costly forms of orthodontic treatment to correct tooth misalignment. This makes it important for patients who are likely to have problems with their wisdom teeth to have them removed as soon as possible.