Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed? Learn the 4 Reasons That It May Be a Good Idea
We get this question a lot: “Should I have my wisdom teeth pulled.” The reality is that there is no yes or no answer to this question. In some cases there’s no reason to while in other situations, it’s best to have them pulled. Keep reading to find out four of the reasons that it may make sense for you to have your wisdom teeth pulled and then make an appointment with a dentist by contacting California Dental Group at (800) 407-0161.
- Your teeth are shifting
- Your teeth are impacted
- You’re experiencing pain
- You want to prevent future dental pain
If you don’t have enough room on your jaw bone for your wisdom teeth, then they will shift your entire smile. If you wore braces or Invisalign in the past then it can be very frustrating to have gone through all that hassle only to have your teeth move. Crowding can be more than unattractive – it can lead to changing your bite, which can have long-term consequences as well. If these are concerns then it may make more sense to have your wisdom teeth pulled.
This means that your wisdom teeth have become stuck in your gums. If there isn’t enough room in your mouth then you could end up with impacted wisdom teeth. This can lead to serious issues as well, such as tender, swollen, red, and painful gums. It can also result in headaches and swollen jaws. It’s possible for your wisdom teeth to slowly become impacted over a period of time, which is one of the reasons it’s so important to have your twice yearly dental exams and cleaning.
If you are having pain caused by your wisdom teeth crowding out your other teeth then you could be in pain. It’s also true that if your wisdom teeth are impacted, that can lead to pain and even infection in your gums which can hurt quite a bit. Even in the event that your wisdom teeth come in perfectly, they are more likely to decay than other teeth because they’re located in the mouth in such a way that they’re harder to clean.
Some people choose to be proactive and have their wisdom teeth removed before they have the chance to start causing pain. If you don’t want to worry about impacted teeth, gum disease in the area, or the difficulty in brushing or flossing your wisdom teeth then you may want to have your wisdom teeth removed. Finally, wisdom teeth have been known to cause cysts and sinus problems. If you’re prone to either issue then it may be best to have your wisdom teeth removed.
When you work with California Dental Group, we will complete x-rays and a thorough examination. We’ll then give you our best recommendation. Together, we can come up with a plan to prevent unnecessary pain today, tomorrow, and into the future. Call us at (phone) to make an appointment.