As Mouth Healthy, a division of the American Dental Association (ADA) explains, wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to come in during young adulthood.
"As part of a dental visit, your dentist will examine you to determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned," the ADA says.
Each individual case is different, but here are some common reasons why wisdom teeth may need to be removed:
- You are experiencing pain
- There is an infection
- Presence of cysts
- Presence of tumors
- Wisdom teeth are causing damage to adjacent teeth
- Beginnings of gum disease
- Tooth decay
In addition, your dentist or oral surgeon may advise wisdom teeth removal to prevent other problems from occurring or as part of an overall orthodontic, restorative or periodontal treatment plan.
The ADA also emphasizes that your mouth and teeth change over time. As such, it is important to monitor the condition of your wisdom teeth even if they do not pose problems currently. By keeping a close eye on them, you can prevent problems from developing in the future.
Regular dentist and orthodontist visits are a crucial component of a good overall dental routine.
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