Why is it recommended to extract impacted wisdom teeth?
The problem with wisdom teeth is that they grow in the furthest back of the oral cavity, so it is common that these teeth don’t have enough space to grow, they can displace the third molars and rest of the teeth, while also affecting the occlusion and the appearance of your denture. These cases are called impacted wisdom tooth and can be symptomatic or asymptomatic.
In another case, wisdom teeth can fully erupt, but being so far into the mouth, it’s very hard to brush them properly, so the plaque, tartar, and bacteria build up, creating a rich environment for cavities in all surrounding teeth. No matter how good you brush your teeth, these are hard to clean.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause discomfort, pain, and complications in oral health. It can also cause damage to the bone, gum infections and gum disease, and swelling.