Whether to remove wisdom teeth?

Scientists from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands came to the conclusion that the so-called wisdom teeth that appear in people between the ages of 17 to 24 years of age can cause many problems in the oral strips - from tumors and ulcers around the gums to damage to other teeth, their destruction or the appearance of cysts. Wisdom teeth are often unable to fully break through the gums and appear only partially, and may encroach on existing teeth.

Most dentists have long agreed with each other that the wisdom teeth, delivering a concern to the patient should be removed. Many dentists advise patients to remove them as soon as they appear, to prevent problems when their growth.

Prophylactic removal of wisdom teeth can help to avoid subsequent problems, moreover, such operation is safe and does not require separation from work or education, even for a day.

Some dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth only when they begin to cause distress or discomfort. This approach has its drawbacks - monitoring internal changes with the growth of such tooth takes too much time and requires frequent visits.

To decide whether to remove teeth immediately, even if there is no evidence that they would harm the oral cavity, or to wait until they will be unpleasant, Dr. Theodor Mattes compared the medical databases of patients removed asymptomatic wisdom teeth and patients who left them. In the end it turned out that asymptomatic wisdom teeth makes sense to only delete if in adulthood it will relieve crowding of the teeth and spoil the overall map of the teeth.

No health effects the destruction or preservation of such a wisdom tooth is not provided.

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