Wisdom teeth removal is a common dental surgery most teens and adults go through. It is practically a rite of passage into adulthood. Unfortunately, many people put off getting their wisdom teeth removed until the pain decides for them. It is important to know when to get your wisdom teeth pulled to protect your overall oral health. Waiting too long can have significant consequences that could mean more dentist visits down the road.
Why Wisdom Teeth Can Be A Problem
Wisdom teeth come in after the rest of the mouth is already set, which means that they only have limited space to grow and not much wiggle-room. If you are part of the unlucky majority, your wisdom teeth will start causing you pain and discomfort as they make trouble while erupting. This can include:
- Growing sideways or at an angle
- Stay hidden in the gums and get trapped
- Erupt partially but cannot be cleaned thoroughly
- Crowding other teeth
Why You Should Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
It can be tempting to delay your wisdom teeth removal for as long as possible. After all, who wants to get their teeth pulled out? However, waiting and hoping our mouth will heal by itself can lead to many downstream complications that cause more pain in your life. Need a little push? Here are five reasons you should call your dentist to get your wisdom teeth removed.
Protect Your Teeth
Your wisdom teeth do not care if there is room in your mouth for them to grow or not. Even if it means pushing your permanent teeth out of position or damaging them in the process. Delaying treatment can cause you pain, bite problems and overcrowding, which also means additional procedures to straighten the impacted teeth.
Protect Your Jaw
Like all teeth, wisdom teeth erupt from the jaw and through the gums. Well, that is what they are supposed to do. In some cases, when there is no space left for them, they can grow impacted within the jaw and even shift the jawline. This can limit the range of motion of the mouth and can even lead to cysts, which can damage nerves if left untreated.
Oral Health Is Overall Health
You probably know that our mouth and nose are interconnected. So it is no surprise that impacted wisdom teeth can lead to sinus pain, pressure and congestion. Sometimes, your symptoms are more than what it seems.
Listen To Your Body
Like most things, symptoms of impacted wisdom teeth often start small and can easily be brushed aside. However, you should not ignore any toothache or even slight sensitivity sensations. Paying attention to what your body is trying to tell you can save you a lot of pain and disruptions down the line!
If your wisdom teeth are impacted, likely, the surrounding gums are also inflamed and sore. This makes it difficult to clean and can eventually lead to cavities and tooth decay.
It is time to stop procrastinating! Call Campus Dentist for the most comfortable dental experience today. Our dental offices are conveniently located in Hamilton, Guelph and Waterloo. With an extensive array of dental services, Campus Dentist is your go-to for all your dental needs.