Why get wisdom teeth removed?
The top reason why most people require wisdom teeth removal in San Deigo is that there’s simply not enough room in the mouth for these new teeth. Your dental x-rays will show your dentist whether or not there will be enough space for your wisdom teeth, at what angle they are growing, and whether there are other problems that would mean they need to be removed.
If your mouth doesn’t have adequate room, the pressure of wisdom teeth coming in causes overcrowding, crooked teeth, infection, oral hygiene issues, cavities and more unwanted troubles.
Wisdom teeth can be very painful and tend to work themselves sideways, growing horizontally into your other teeth instead up upward through the top of your gums. When this happens, nearby healthy teeth can be seriously damaged and crowded, your bite can be affected, your teeth can shift and become crooked, and painful cysts can form, and your gums can become infected.
What happens if wisdom teeth aren’t removed?
There are a number of concerns that can arise if a wisdom tooth (or teeth) that needs to be removed is left in the mouth. A partially erupted wisdom tooth often has a loose flap of gum tissue that collects food particles and other germs, generating a breeding ground for bacteria. This can develop into pericoronitis, a painful inflammation or swelling of your gum tissue that can be dangerous to more than just your oral health.
When a wisdom tooth doesn’t erupt at all, it can lead to the development of a painful cyst, which may bleed and can also cause infection.