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Why do I need to get my wisdom teeth pulled?

Does it annoy you that your dentist tells you to pull your wisdom teeth when you are feeling perfectly normal? 

Here are the following reasons why your wisdom teeth should be pulled. 

1. Your wisdom teeth are at the end of your mouth. They are very difficult to brush. Keeping them clean are very difficult. Gums are typically swollen with pockets. They are affecting your essential teeth, which are your second molars. 

2. Your wisdom are growing sideways causing food and plaque to get stuck underneath it. They are causing pungent and foul smell to your mouth.  It may lead to decays to your normal teeth next to the wisdom teeth. 

3. Your wisdom may look fine now, but in rare cases, you may develop cyst that eats up your jaw and gums. You may need a bigger surgery to open the area to remove the cyst. 

However, there is a chance you can keep your wisdom teeth if you follow these instructions. 

1. You are keeping your wisdom teeth impeccably clean. You are using special toothbrush to reach back areas that are impossible to clean with your regular toothbrush. You are using waterpik to keep the gums healthy. 

2. You are checking with your dentist or hygienist that they are growing straight. 

3. You make sure you get a panoramic  x ray every few years to check that the surrounding structures around the wisdom teeth is healthy, with no abnormal growth. 

 

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