Should your wisdom teeth be removed or kept?
Wisdom teeth, aptly named because they erupt around the age of 18 when people are presumably older and wiser, are located at the back of the mouth.
In this post, we talk about common reasons why wisdom teeth are extracted and why you may also keep them. Let’s dig in.
Why do wisdom teeth get removed?
Removing wisdom teeth isn’t compulsory. Your dentist may recommend it due to any of the following reasons:
Are there side effects to removing wisdom teeth?
Wisdom tooth extractions are a surgical procedure, but side effects are rare. Potential risks may also increase depending on the extent of the procedure.
After an extraction, you may experience swelling and discomfort in the area. You may not be able to open your mouth fully, and your dentist is also likely to advise you to avoid physically strenuous activities.
However, any discomfort should be temporary. If it persists it may be due to infection. Let your dentist know immediately if the pain isn’t going away.
Why keep your wisdom teeth
Your dentist may not recommend the removal of your wisdom teeth if they aren’t causing problems. But close monitoring and regular dental checkups are necessary in case asymptomatic issues arise in the future.
Get your wisdom teeth examined today in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Find out if you need to remove or can keep your wisdom teeth. Talk to your dentist today so they can examine your teeth, gums, and jaw.
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