Wisdom teeth appear when a person hits the age of twenty or there about. The teeth acquired the name ‘wisdom’ because they appear when someone is all grown up, mature and is deemed to be wiser. It is the third last set of molar tooth at the back of your mouth. The wisdom tooth is a dental milestone to cross, although it does not appear to occur in the whole of the population, missing in some individuals. This unique set of teeth causes problems in some people, and it is one of the most common reasons why young people visit the dentist. In instances when they cause problems, it is usually related to pain and discomfort when they surface or fail to emerge from the gum.
Why you should be concerned about wisdom teeth
The wisdom tooth emerges at the point in life when a person’s dental set is already mature and permanently fixed in the oral cavity. The problem arises when the space where the tooth is supposed to surface from is not enough, therefore the tooth might sprout from the wrong spot. The lack of space may force the wisdom tooth to be trapped in the gums or inside your jaw.It is important to have the growth of your wisdom tooth examined and monitored by a dentist. The dentist will take note of the following factors as he monitors the progress of your dental tooth. A partially surfaced wisdom tooth that are a common route for bacteria to penetrate into the gum, causing gum and dental diseases. A poorly positioned wisdom tooth resulting in food being trapped between teeth, a harbor for bacteria that eventually results in tooth decay. The wrong positioned wisdom tooth may cause crowding. In addition, an impacted wisdom tooth causes extensive damage to the gum and neighboring teeth.
Reasons why you should have your wisdom teeth extracted
Your dentist might recommend to remove your wisdom teeth for the following reasons:
The pain resulting from wisdom teeth can be unbearable and uncomfortable. The pain, in most occasions, result from infections emanating from gum diseases and infections as a result of improperly positioned wisdom tooth
Extensive damage to neighboring teeth resulting from the surfacing of the wisdom tooth in a wrong position. This damage causes the teeth to lose their shape and it is also a major cause of pain and discomfort.
Tooth decay is usually an after effect of a emerging wisdom tooth. This occurs after bacteria accumulates in between the teeth and breaks down sugar particles causing acids that erode the tooth.
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