Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
Your wisdom teeth are the teeth farthest in the back of your mouth, located in the upper and lower jaw. Dentists frequently refer to them as third molars. Most patients do not have ample room for wisdom teeth. Since our jaws are not of adequate size to keep our wisdom teeth, they become enclosed within the bone or soft tissue (referred to as impacted teeth), and then they attempt to create space for themselves! This process creates negative repercussions, such as impacted teeth, that become evident when you are either young, or as an adult. Since it is a rare occurrence for them to come in straight, patients usually experience a range of dental problems.
To prevent these negative consequences of wisdom teeth in McKinney, TX, our dentists recommend removing the third molars at a young age. That way, there is a lesser chance of problems ever arising. Plus, extracting wisdom teeth at a young age means that the root has not fully developed—this makes for an easier extraction, and a speedier recovery.