Wisdom teeth are the latest teeth to grow in humans. Unlike ordinary permanent teeth, they usually grow out after people are sixteen years old, and some people may not have wisdom teeth for life.
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As wisdom teeth grow, other teeth in the oral cavity have been formed, so the growth space of wisdom teeth will be limited to a certain extent. When the growth of wisdom teeth is abnormal, doctors usually advise people to remove the wisdom teeth.
Because it is slightly more difficult to extract wisdom teeth than other teeth, some people may not want to extract wisdom teeth because they are afraid of tooth extraction. In fact, if wisdom teeth grow normally, they do not need to be removed.
1. Appearance of impacted teeth
Impacted teeth are generally buried in the alveolar bone and cannot grow out. The patient will feel pain from time to time, or inflammation of the gums, which will usually be found when they go to the hospital for a CT examination.
If there is an impacted tooth, surgery is generally the first choice. Impacted teeth not only bring discomfort to people, but also affect the health of the oral cavity. It may cause disease, and in severe cases, dental cysts or tumors may occur. Therefore, once discovered, the affected tooth must be removed in time to avoid any worries.
2. Wisdom tooth decay
Because the position of wisdom teeth is in the innermost part of the oral cavity, it is easy to be overlooked when cleaning, so it is easy to form dental caries. When a tooth has caries, it usually feels painful and brings discomfort to the patient.
In addition, dental caries are not limited to the original site, but also spread to the next teeth, breeding many bacteria. Because removing wisdom teeth will not have any impact on people's daily life, and there is no need for fillings or implants, they should be removed in time to avoid affecting other parts.
3. Wisdom teeth asymmetry
Sometimes, the growth of wisdom teeth is not synchronized. Some people may not grow four wisdom teeth at the same time. If only a part of them grows, it will have a great impact on the occlusion.
Wisdom teeth may appear left-right asymmetry or up-down asymmetry, and the chances of up-down asymmetry are greater, and they will be disturbed when chewing food.
And if there is no corresponding bite tooth, a single wisdom tooth may germinate excessively. Therefore, in order not to affect health, wisdom teeth should be removed as soon as possible.
4. Wisdom teeth do not have enough room for growth
Because some people have narrow dental arches, wisdom teeth are easily obstructed during germination. If there is not enough space, wisdom teeth will squeeze adjacent teeth, causing a certain degree of damage to them, and in severe cases, the gums and even the entire gums will be affected.
If wisdom teeth erupt, the patient will generally feel continuous pain and swelling of the face to a certain extent, which affects rest and eating.
Abnormal growth of wisdom teeth is generally accompanied by inflammation. If you find unexplained swelling and inflammation of your gums, which is not a situation of irritation and recurring, you should check whether you have wisdom teeth.
Because the growth of many wisdom teeth will cause different degrees of gum inflammation, and even pericoronitis in severe cases.
Therefore, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. If there is no discomfort during the growth process of the wisdom tooth, and the teeth are relatively neat, it is a normal wisdom tooth. However, if there are various abnormalities during the growth process, it is necessary to find out which of the above conditions belongs to, and take the corresponding treatment plan in time to avoid greater impact.