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Can You Live With Impacted Wisdom Teeth?


Posted on 4/24/2023 by Evan
Can You Live With Impacted Wisdom Teeth?Wisdom teeth help to maintain bone in the jaw. However, some situations may require wisdom tooth extraction to ensure good oral health. For instance, when the teeth become impacted into the jaw, they can increase the risk of infection, resulting in gum disease. In addition, wisdom teeth that grow at an odd angle can cause overcrowding, creating a breeding place for bacteria. In this case, living with impacted wisdom teeth can be life-threatening. Learn more reasons why wisdom teeth extraction is vital.

Decrease the Risk of Gum Disease and Cavities


Living with impacted wisdom teeth can result in gum inflammation. This makes it challenging to clean the back teeth, creating a hiding place for harmful bacteria. Over time, plaque will form and harden to tartar. If left untreated, it will damage the tooth enamel, increasing the risk of cavities. Plaque can also develop along the gum line, causing gum inflammation, the early signs of periodontal disease. Extraction of wisdom teeth helps to prevent these oral issues. It eliminates gaps or overlaps where harmful bacteria or food debris can hide.

Prevent Crowding


Sometimes, wisdom teeth can grow in the wrong direction due to insufficient space. Due to this, they exert force on the neighboring teeth, making them shift. This results in crowding, which can put you at risk of plaque buildup. You may also experience issues such as difficulty speaking and biting. To correct these misalignments, you may need costly orthodontic treatments. In this case, it would be best to consider the extraction of wisdom teeth to prevent overcrowding and other orthodontic issues.

Prevent Teeth Damage


As you know, wisdom teeth can grow in an odd direction, putting pressure on the neighboring teeth. This makes the teeth' roots to become loose, increasing the chances of tooth cavities. Contact us for more information about impacted wisdom teeth removal and its health benefits.
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