Your wisdom teeth are the third set of molars and usually grow during your teens and early twenties. Wisdom teeth were helpful for our ancestors as it was more common to lose your teeth due to their food habits. In this day and age, it is not common to lose your teeth by your teens and because of this your third molars will not have enough space to grow. As your wisdom teeth grow, they start to push the adjacent teeth which can cause them to grow impacted as well as crowd and misalign your other teeth. It is recommended to remove them at an early stage as they can cause complications and severe pain.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal is a standard and common dental procedure. At Orchards Dental we have sedation options to ease anxiety and make it a more comfortable experience. Wisdom teeth removal is performed around the world either after a problem arises or as preventive care.
People usually start developing their wisdom teeth in their early twenties but, some people do not develop all four third molars.
If left untreated your wisdom teeth can start affecting your health. It may be unnoticeable to you but leaving your wisdom teeth untreated can lead to damage of your adjacent teeth and gums and cause infections, cysts, and tumours. If left untreated for a long time the infection can spread to vital organs like the heart and kidney at an advanced stage when the tooth grows impacted.
Fully grown molars can result in tooth decay as they are in hard to reach places. This can make your wisdom teeth difficult to clean and can lead to tooth decay. It is wise to remove your wisdom teeth if recommended by your dentist. Most specialists will agree that the best time to remove your wisdom teeth is before the root fully develops. This would be done during a person’s teenage years and early twenties and can help prevent future complications.
Wisdom Teeth Problems can be Asymptomatic
Even after your wisdom teeth have fully grown and you feel no pain or discomfort does not mean you are problem free. There are cases where wisdom teeth problems develop with no symptoms and that is why it is important to monitor their growth with regular dental checkups with Orchards Dental.