There are several reasons why wisdom tooth extraction Waterloo may be necessary.
- Impacted causing infection or cyst which harm surrounding teeth bases or bone foundation
- Partial eruption allowing food to get stuck below the gum causing bacteria to grow that leads to infection
All of those reasons can cause other issues with your teeth and oral health.
If the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to come in, it can cause the teeth to become overcrowded and shift their normal position. The shifting of your teeth will make it hard to chew your food and you will want to hide your smile.
Pain and partial eruption
Any tooth that is trying to erupt can be painful with the swollen and tender gum.
An infection due to food that is hidden under the gum near the eruption site can lead to a cyst or other bone and tooth damage. It is important that you tell your dentist about the type of pain you are experiencing.
Removal of wisdom teeth as preventative
Some dentist will opt for early removal of wisdom teeth at an earlier age so the root and bone does not become completely formed to provide room for adult teeth and prevent issues of infections or cysts.
To be sure your wisdom teeth should be removed speak to your Waterloo dentist or oral surgeon if you are having issues with them such as pain or partial eruption.
Whether it is necessary for your wisdom teeth to be extracted will only be determined by seeing your dentist, having an exam done and having x-rays taken to see the position of the wisdom teeth.
If the dentist determines you need to have them extracted, you may need an oral surgeon.