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Wisdom Tooth Removal

The Wisdom tooth, that tooth that grows late at the end of the mouth, often does not have enough room to appear and grow normally like the rest of the teeth, however, is not a requirement to take it off. 

So when are you supposed to take off the wisdom teeth?

Sometimes the wisdom tooth do not pose any obvious problem, but sometimes others cause pain or damage to nearby teeth, or may become decay due to the difficulty of cleaning.

When are you supposed to take off the Wisdom teeth?

The American Dentists' Association has identified a range of problems associated with the wisdom tooth, which, if they occur, will be necessary to remove the wisdom tooth:

  • Teeth Handicapped
  • Crowded Teeth
  • The wisdom tooth grow sideways
  • Increased tooth decay
  • Jaw pain or swelling around the jaw
  • Subgum graduates and possibly tumors
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Gum pain and bleeding
  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Bad breath may also be an indication that it's time to examine the wisdom tooth.

What happens if you don't take the wisdom tooth off?

In case you encounter some previous problems, and your doctor tells you that it is caused by the development of the wisdom teeth and advises you to take them off, you need to know what you might face if you leave them:

Damage to adjacent teeth: If the wisdom push the tooth next to it, the second teeth may be damaged or increase the risk of infection in that area. 

This pressure can also cause problems with other teeth congestion or require orthodontic treatment for other orthodontics.

Emergence of abscesses: If the wisdom tooth grows in a bag inside the jaw bone, the bag can be filled with fluids, forms a bag that can damage the jaw bone, teeth and nerves, and in rare cases may develop a benign tumor (non-cancerous), these complications may require the removal of tissue and bones.

Tooth decay: Distant wisdom appear to be more prone to tooth decay than other teeth, and this is likely to occur, due to the difficulty of cleaning the tooth and because food and bacteria are easily trapped between the gums and the partially popping tooth.

Gum disease: The difficulty of cleaning the wisdom tooth increases the risk of developing a painful gingivitis condition.

Basically, why do we have the strings of reason?

Anthropologists believe that as feeding patterns change over time, the human jaw becomes smaller, and the jaws no longer have enough space for all the teeth we are supposed to have.

There are four wisdom teeth in total, two upper jaws, and two lower jaws. People can have any number of wisdom teeth, and they can have no wisdom teeth at all. 

Usually, wisdom teeth begin to grow between the ages of 17 and 21.

It is called the wisdom tooth because they are the last teeth to appear, you are supposed to be "wiser", as these teeth appear late, after the 20 brown children's teeth grow and fall and grow in place of the 32 permanent teeth, which are supposed to live with us for the last age.

As a result of its delayed growth, it may grow while partially buried, sometimes totally submerged and never penetrate the gums, and on other occasions it may grow at an inclined and non-straight angle, as noted by Health Line's health topics website.

A study published in the American National Library of Medicine found that 53% of the adults studied grew their wisdom teeth, and found that men grew their wisdom teeth more than women.