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4 reasons why wisdom teeth should be removed
Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isn’t enough space for them to surface or they come through in the wrong position. If your dentist says your wisdom teeth are impacted, he or she means they are trapped in your jaw or under your gums.
Every patient is unique, but in general, wisdom teeth may need to be removed when there is evidence of changes in the mouth such as:
- Damage to neighboring teeth
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay (if it is not possible or desirable to restore the tooth)
Your dentist may also recommend removal of wisdom teeth as part of treatment for braces or other dental care.
Before making any decisions, your dentist will examine your mouth and take an x-ray. Together, you and your dentist can discuss the best course of treatment.
These videos will show you the reasons why you have to extract them.
What has caused wisdom tooth extraction to be common?
The global diet has undergone changes since the last century and this has caused a transformation in the diet. Dr. Mario Chalhoub points out that this progressive transformation of the human diet towards more processed foods has caused the duration of chewing movements to be shorter; causing the muscles to be less powerful; These changes have caused a decrease in the size of both the upper and lower jaws.
This decrease in bone is the reason why there is not as much space for the eruption or appearance of third molars commonly called wisdom teeth.
“This is the reason why, at present, they cause problems and in certain situations their extraction is necessary ”, concludes Dr. Mario Chalhoub.