Many people struggle with the choice of removing wisdom teeth or not. Luckily, our expert dentist, Dr. J. Reed Rayher with Union Square Oral Surgery & Dental Implant in San Francisco, California, understands the struggle and is happy to give you professional advice on the subject. Wisdom teeth can bring many problems to your oral health.

To help you understand the problems wisdom teeth can bring, here is a list of information on the reasons to remove your wisdom teeth:

-If there is not enough space for your wisdom teeth to come in, your other neighboring teeth may be forced out of ideal alignment causing your teeth to become crooked and out of place. It’s a known fact that many orthodontists recommend the removal of wisdom teeth before orthodontic treatment precisely to avoid this concern.

-Wisdom teeth can cause penetrating pain as they pierce through your gums, which makes it hard to eat, smile, or chew. In some cases, severe headaches occur. When there is not enough room for your wisdom teeth to come in correctly, the pain will hurt as it becomes impacted or wedged into another tooth.

-Gum disease can also begin when your wisdom teeth appear because your gums are then weak, swollen, sore, and damaged. In fact, bacteria can nest in an open cut that leads to infections and ushers in gum disease.

-If your wisdom teeth turn out to be impacted, cysts can form near the impacted tooth, which can damage the root of your other teeth nearby and damage the bone in your jaw causing you to lose needed teeth.

In most cases, it is always ideal to remove your wisdom teeth before they cause problems to your teeth and oral health. If you have questions about your wisdom teeth or are interested in getting them removed for your oral health, please call us today at 415-397-1400 to make an appointment. Our team looks forward to working with you.