The main reason for wisdom teeth removal is due to lack of space. By the time wisdom teeth grow in, most adults already have a full complement of teeth. Therefore, there is not enough room left to allow for eruption of your wisdom teeth in a healthy position. As a result, wisdom teeth are generally blocked out by the back molars leading to impaction.
Partially impacted wisdom teeth result in areas that you can not properly cleanse while brushing and flossing. As a result, you become susceptible to tooth decay and localized gum disease adjacent to those areas. In addition the pressure that impacted teeth place on the adjacent teeth can lead to pain and crowding of the adjacent teeth. Wisdom teeth removal is best accomplished at a young age before problems develop. Please contact us as soon as possible if you begin to notice any symptoms related to your wisdom teeth.