5 Things You Should Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

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5 Things You Should Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

Are you or your child thinking about having your wisdom teeth removed? Are impacted wisdom teeth causing you issues?

Getting your wisdom teeth out (or dealing with the aftermath of impacted wisdom teeth) can be a painful (and expensive!) experience. Here are five things you should know about your wisdom teeth!

5 Things You Should Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

1) Wisdom teeth only have to be removed if they are causing oral problems - if they are impacted, causing consistent or recurring pain, or are impeding the health or growth of other teeth.

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Impacted Wisdom Teeth

2) In most cases, wisdom teeth are removed because there simply isn’t enough room in the person’s mouth!

3) Wisdom teeth are notoriously hard to keep clean - they have a significantly higher chance of developing cavities, which can spread to the closest teeth!

4) Nearly 35% of people around the world don’t even have wisdom teeth!

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Some lucky folks will never have to worry about wisdom teeth at all!

5) Wisdom teeth can affect more than just your teeth - sometimes an arriving wisdom tooth can cause serious nerve pain or sinus issues. In these cases, you should probably get them removed!

Not sure if you should be getting your wisdom teeth removed? Book a consultation with Dentistry in Waterloo HERE!

Dr. Holman Yu has over 14 years of experience and offers consultations to help you decide on the best course of action to deal with your wisdom teeth. Click HERE for more information!