Posted on 1/20/2020 by Beautiful Smiles Office
|Adults usually have 32 teeth even though with smaller jaws tend to have 28. Between ages 17 and 25, most people experience the growth of wisdom teeth. It can, however, take longer for the wisdom teeth to grow in others.
Wisdom teeth usually grow at the back of the mouth, with two at the top and the other two on the lower jaw. Because they are usually the last teeth to grow, wisdom teeth are impacted most of the time and therefore have to be removed. But do you have to remove your wisdom teeth if they are not causing any issues or pain?
Do You Have To Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth mostly cause oral problems and pain because there is always hardly enough space for them to grow properly. This can result in them growing sideways and pressing into your gums and putting pressure on the other teeth among other problems. Impacted wisdom teeth can be a pain.
However, wisdom teeth don't cause any problems if there is enough space for them to grow into a useful position. In such a case, then you wouldn't have to remove your wisdom teeth.
When there is enough space for your wisdom teeth to grow normally, you might only experience a little discomfort when they are coming through. Once they are fully grown and in position, the discomfort usually disappears. The discomfort is caused by the teeth penetrating through the gums. You can get in touch with our office for recommendations on pain relievers to use for the discomfort. You should also watch out against bacterial infection in the affected area.
Once you start growing your wisdom teeth, you should visit our clinic so that we can access if they are growing in a normal position and whether you can keep them. We will also recommend medications that can help with the discomfort. Schedule your appointment today.
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