If you have to have your wisdom teeth removed in Melbourne, Florida then you may be wondering, “what’s benefit of having these teeth removed?” While not all people have to have their wisdom teeth removed, most do because they can crowd adjacent teeth or they may come in sideways and grow roots into them.

“When wisdom teeth lean toward adjacent molars they trap food particles, plaque, and debris that can cause tooth decay. When a wisdom tooth is partially or completely trapped beneath the gum line, they are said to be “impacted.” These teeth usually hurt and can make your jaw hurt. They are prone to tooth decay and they harbor the bacteria that cause gum disease,” Robert Rister wrote in Healthy Living.

While there are many benefits to having your wisdom teeth removed, the cons are quite limited. “All the health issues associated with wisdom teeth, however, are not limited to dental health. In the United States, there is concern that the wisdom teeth can serve as harbors for infectious bacteria that escape the gums and travel through the bloodstream. The bacteria that can cause gum infections can also infect the heart and kidneys. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons recommends that anyone who has a gum infection more than 3 mm (about 1/10 of an inch) deep have wisdom teeth removed to make sure the infection does not spread to the heart, kidneys, sinuses, or adjacent facial nerves,” Rister explained.

It’s best to take precaution and get your wisdom teeth removed to prevent future problems. Four million wisdom teeth extractions take out over 10 million teeth every year just in the USA. Give Sedaros Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implants a call to schedule an appointment to discuss wisdom tooth removal.