Should Wisdom Teeth Always be Removed?

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Wisdom teeth, as the name may suggest, are teeth that do not fully appear until one enters adulthood. Technically a set of third molars, these teeth are the last of the permanent teeth to come in, normally appearing in the late teens or early 20s.

In researching cheap smile makeovers in Los Angeles, you will see that any treatment plan addresses how to handle wisdom teeth if they are still present. In most cases, a mouth has very little room left to accommodate wisdom teeth, and their presence can cause problems. For instance, if there is not enough space for them to erupt through the gumline, they may become impacted. If this happens, they can crowd and damage adjacent teeth. If they are partially impacted, they may trap bacteria and become a source for decay and infection. For these reasons, they are usually removed before problems can arise.

Occasionally, wisdom teeth may be able to safely remain in the mouth without causing problems. If wisdom teeth are fully erupted, come in straight with a proper bite, do not crowd the surrounding teeth, and are able to be sufficiently brushed and flossed, they may not need to be removed.

If you still have your wisdom teeth, call our expert in wisdom teeth removal in Los Angeles to find out if you should have them removed.


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