A wisdom tooth is the term given to the third molars, of which adults normally have four. They only appear in early adulthood, long after the other teeth have appeared. The appearance of wisdom teeth is sometimes accompanied by a lot of problems, but not in every case. There has been a trend for people to get their wisdom teeth removed as soon as they appear because they feel that this is the best thing to do. While pulling wisdom teeth even if they are not decayed or cause any pain is a common practice, a dentist in Braintree warns patients against doing a hasty decision.
There are many dentists who agree with this opinion since they believe that a patient will only invite trouble by removing a perfectly healthy wisdom tooth. A gap in the jaw can cause the remaining teeth to move towards it, thereby causing them to have small gaps in between them and to be fixed in the jaw very shakily.
A person should certainly remove a wisdom tooth if the jaw is already crowded with the other teeth. The appearance of wisdom teeth in these circumstances will cause the other teeth to be pushed out of alignment, often with very painful consequences. An impacted wisdom tooth can cause a lot of problems to the patient and will also require surgery to be removed.
Patients should not insist on getting these teeth removed, and neither should they be compelled by a dentist to get them removed. l 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.