Benefits of Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth or third molars refer to the huge molars found at the back of the mouth. They usually emerge the last and they erupt between 17 years and 25 years. At times wisdom teeth may not erupt since surrounding teeth are taking too much space. The extraction of wisdom teeth offers several benefits as displayed in the following article.
1. Prevents infection
If a wisdom tooth is wedged under an existing tooth, it may cause infection as well as the damage of the nearby tooth. Any infections allowed to develop in a person’s jaw may result in numerous additional complications. Actually, it may lead to bone destruction and even cause a breakage in the mandible. Having the wisdom teeth removed helps prevent this from happening.
2. Enhances hygiene
It is very hard to effectively clean the wisdom teeth due to their position at the back of the mouth. This slowly encourages the increase of bacteria in the mouth because of the buildup of sugar as well as other kinds of acids, leading to cavity formation. The removal of wisdom teeth is therefore necessary for enhancing general teeth health by preventing formation of teeth cavities.
3. Prevents foul breath
When a person is unable to properly clean their teeth, it usually results in foul breath. This problem has also been associated with low self-confidence as the individual is no longer confident in communicating with other people. Nevertheless, removing wisdom teeth makes hygiene more manageable and thus provides protection from foul breath.
4. Enables better dental treatment
People who are undertaking orthodontic treatment are advised to have all their wisdom teeth extracted depending on their treatment plan and also the space required for teeth alignment. Patients looking to undergo dental prosthesis may need to remove their wisdom teeth for better treatment.
Although there are many methods of extracting wisdom teeth, swelling and bleeding usually occurs following their extraction.