Most of your permanent teeth are already in your mouth by your teens. And, in your early twenties, your third molars or wisdom teeth should appear. In modern times, we don’t really need our wisdom teeth. They originally helped our ancestors grind plant tissue. Today, our mouths are smaller and wisdom teeth are likely to become impacted because they don’t have enough room to come in or to erupt. So, most people have them removed. The following are important facts that you should know about your wisdom teeth.
1. Not Everyone Gets Them
Most people get their wisdom teeth, but some actually don’t. If you don’t get them, it is mostly related to genetics and what country you and your ancestors are from.
2. Wisdom Teeth Can Alter Your Tooth Alignment
By the time your wisdom teeth appear, you’ve probably already worn braces. Wisdom teeth that don’t erupt can become impacted and can force your other teeth out of their positions. This can possibly undo the effects of your braces.
3. Most People Should Have Them Extracted
If you do have your wisdom teeth, it’s a really good idea to get them removed. Wisdom teeth are the most frequently removed teeth because they have the likelihood of causing many different types of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, cavities and impaction.
In some cases, extraction isn’t the best treatment option. Your dentist will assess if it is right for your situation. For information on wisdom teeth removal or any dental issue, Compassionate Dental Care can help. They have a brand new office in Lake In The Hills, and they are passionate about offering their patients quality care in complete comfort. To find out more or to book an appointment, please contact:
Compassionate Dental Care
261 North Randall Road
Lake In The Hills, IL 60156