Why do you get wisdom teeth, when does it need to be removed?
Wisdom teeth are molars that are usually the last to form. Usually there is no more room at the time of the breakthrough, as the growth of the jaw has already been completed. That has evolutionary reasons. 80% of young people have too little space.
If the available space is sufficient, the wisdom teeth can break through normally and be left. If there is not enough space, the teeth remain partially or completely in the jaw and it can then be expected that in the course of life problems can arise, including, for example, Pain, inflammation (abscesses), displacement of the teeth and tooth decay on the healthy neighboring teeth. It should not be left that long until problems arise but instead you should act first. Rather, it is recommended that the situation be discussed with a surgical dentist, oral or maxillofacial surgeon. Usually an x-ray overview (orthopantomogram OPG) is made and the situation can be assessed accordingly. Possibly, a three-dimensional radiograph (DVT) may be necessary.
DDS (SYR) Mike R. Haghour MSC