When your dentist advises you to remove your wisdom teeth, you may be unsure on what to do. Most people shy away from getting their wisdom teeth removed because they do not feel as though their wisdom teeth are causing them any discomfort, or they do not want to go through the pain of removing them. However, most times, wisdom teeth do cause damage, so it is best to follow the advice of your dentist. Not removing your wisdom teeth can lead to a number of mild to severe problems. Below, we list some of the most common issues that you may encounter if you do not remove your wisdom teeth.

Pain

When your wisdom teeth begin to come, it can cause you to have mouth, teeth, and jaw pain. The pain can range from mild discomfort to intolerable pain. If you do not have enough room in your mouth to accommodate them, they may grow crooked or crowd the surrounding teeth, which can damage them and cause alignment issues. It is critical that you visit your dentist so that they can help straighten your smile.

Cavities and Decay

Another problematic issue that may arise when there is not enough room in your mouth to accommodate your wisdom teeth is cavities and tooth decay. When your teeth are so tightly packed together, it makes it hard to clean between them, and some areas become impossible to reach. Even if you have a great oral care routine, the crowded spaces can cause other issues.

Infection

If your wisdom teeth do not erupt from the gums, they can become trapped within your jaw. This can result in infection or cause a cystic growth that can damage your other teeth and bone support. Evidently, even in cases where your wisdom teeth do not come in, they can still cause problems.

Gum Disease

In some cases, your wisdom teeth will erupt from your gums, which can create a passageway that can be quite a challenge to clean. That area will become a breeding ground for bacteria. That bacteria can cause gum disease and oral infections. In addition, the bacteria can cause the tissue around you gums to swell and make them inflamed, which can be very painful and difficult to clean.

Jaw Damage and Sinus Issues

When cysts form around your wisdom teeth and are left untreated, they can hollow out your jaw and cause nerve damage. This can lead to sinus issues, which include pressure and congestion. In severe cases, you may also notice tumor growth.

Evidently, removing your wisdom teeth has more benefits than leaving them in. If you are interested in learning more, come into Anabella Dental. Let’s work together to maintain your oral health.