Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
In many cases, people simply don’t have enough space in their mouth for four more teeth. Because of this, the wisdom teeth can adversely impact adjacent teeth as they try to come in, pushing against the roots and causing damage.
Even if you have room in your mouth for your wisdom teeth, you might find that they’re difficult to clean. If they’re hard to reach, it’s almost impossible to thoroughly clean those teeth. Poor oral hygiene can result in dental decay and gum disease, which will impact both your wisdom teeth and the teeth around them.
Another situation that commonly arises is that, as the wisdom teeth come in, they cause the other teeth to shift – either to make more room in the mouth for them or because the wisdom teeth are erupting incorrectly. The result is crowded, crooked teeth that are difficult to clean. Some people are embarrassed by crooked teeth and try to hide their smile. But beyond esthetics, another reason this type of shifting is unhealthy is that it adversely impacts the bite, which can result in:
- Jaw soreness
- TMJ disorder
- Tooth soreness
- Cracked teeth
- Broken teeth