Yes, especially if they are problematic. You can have your wisdom teeth when it is erupted in the right position and are healthy. However, in most of the cases, wisdom teeth become impacted and cause a lot of dental problems. An impacted tooth is a tooth that is either fully or partially covered by the gums or bone. Hence, wisdom teeth removal Sydney is necessary.

In order to understand the necessity of wisdom teeth removal, you need to educate yourself about the impacts of wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth may be painless and seemingly unobtrusive so it is easy to ignore. But, they can wreak havoc on your oral health and lead to several dental disease.

The following are the complications of impacted wisdom teeth

  • Mild to severe pain
  • Swelling and bleeding gums
  • Inflamed and irritated gums
  • A bad breath and bad taste
  • Loss of bone and gums
  • Damage to surrounding structure

What are impacted wisdom teeth? 

Third molars are the last set of teeth to come in and they often don’t have enough space on the jaw line. Wisdom teeth can get trapped under the gum and become impacted.  In most of the cases, an impacted wisdom tooth won’t develop in the right position. Instead, it can grow different angles and causes damages to nearby teeth.

Wisdom teeth can remain completely hidden and causes infection and cyst that can damage other teeth roots or bones. It can emerge partially through the gums. Since this area becomes hard to clean, partially erupted teeth can become a magnet for bacteria that cause gum disease and oral infection.

If wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to come in properly, they may crowd or damage nearby teeth.

Most of the dentists recommend cheap wisdom teeth removal Sydney if they don’t completely emerge. It is better to extract them at a younger age before the roots and bone are formed. Besides, the recovery will be quick after surgery. This is why most of the patients remove the wisdom teeth before it causes problems.

Here are the problems caused by impacted wisdom teeth:-

Damage to other teeth 

Since the wisdom teeth pushes against the second molar, it will damage the teeth and increase the risk of infection in that area. The pressure can also cause crowding and may require orthodontic treatment to straighten other teeth, or undo the years of orthodontic work.

Cyst 

If left untreated, the wisdom teeth develop a sac within the jawbone. This sac can fill with fluid, forming a cyst which can damage the teeth, nerves, and bones. Although it occurs rarely, the chances are high if you prolong the treatment due to dental fear or wisdom teeth removal cost Sydney. This complication may require removal of bone and tissue. When it comes to your oral health, wisdom teeth removal cost Sydney shouldn’t be your concern.

Decay 

Since wisdom teeth is partially erupted, brushing and flossing becomes difficult. Partially impacted wisdom teeth appear to be at higher risk of tooth decay (caries) than other teeth.

Gum disease 

The above all conditions increases the risk of developing a painful, inflammatory condition called pericoronitis (Gum Disease).