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Why do you need to get your wisdom teeth checked?

Wisdom teeth, or also known as the third molars are the last set of teeth that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. These teeth serve little purpose, and more than often cause a lot more damage than good. Due to the position of these teeth, many people find them hard to clean efficiently, which can result in decay and painful infections. On top of a high risk of decay, the other damages wisdom teeth can cause have been listed below.

Alignment

Most people do not have enough space in their mouth for their wisdom teeth to grow properly. As a result if the wisdom teeth do erupt, they can do so at funny angles. Erupting wisdom teeth often push on and move existing teeth. Additionally, if wisdom teeth do erupt they are extremely difficult to clean properly, this will eventually lead to decay.

Impacted

If your wisdom teeth have not erupted through your gums, this means that they are impacted. When your wisdom teeth are blocked from growing properly they will remain trapped in your gums. This can be incredibly painful and cause significant damage to neighbouring teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can also lead to inflamed gums, pain when chewing, decay and infections.

Wisdom teeth usually serve little purpose, and due to the high risks of keeping them majority of dentist will recommend for them to be extracted at a suitable age, in order to keep your existing teeth happy and healthy.

If you think you may be experiencing discomfort due to your wisdom teeth, please call Beyond 32 Dental on 9158 6334, to discuss your options.