Why You Might Be Better Off Without Your Wisdom Teeth

A Beautiful Smile

Some people feel that they don’t need to bother with their teeth unless their teeth are bothering them. But wisdom teeth can actually cause more trouble than you may realize, even if you don’t feel it happening. It’s a good idea to have them examined by a dental professional to determine if they will cause you trouble or not.

The Hidden Dangers of Wisdom Teeth

Also known as the third molars, your wisdom teeth are hard to access and difficult for you to see. Problems with wisdom teeth start small and in ways you can’t even feel. Without your knowing it, what would be a little problem on any other tooth (like a cavity or gum inflammation) can turn into a complex treatment need.

Less to Clean

Let’s face it: fewer teeth means less to clean! Wisdom teeth are not essential to the function or alignment of your bite. Having your wisdom teeth removed won’t adversely affect the health of your other teeth. On the contrary, if third molars aren’t there to collect bacteria, then your mouth becomes much healthier.

Know If Your Wisdom Teeth Will Cause You Trouble

It’s recommended to have your wisdom teeth assessed by around 16 years of age, which is when the teeth finish developing. After this, they can continue to move in the mouth until they erupt or become impacted.
Most dentists advise patients to have their wisdom teeth removed while they are still in their teens and their bodies can heal quickly.

Even if you’re past your teens, there’s no time like the present to have your teeth evaluated. The sooner you find out that they’re compromising your oral health, the sooner you can take action.

Here at Vanguard Dental Solutions, Dr. Murshed Rahman can give your wisdom teeth the attention they need. Come in for some x-rays to find out where your wisdom teeth are and what you should do next.