Most people are aware that our teeth are important to help us to chew and break down food, as well as maintain our facial structures. But many of us don’t understand the important role of wisdom teeth in this process.
They also known as third molars, are an essential part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Here, we explain why you need your that and how to take care of them.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that develop on each side of your jawbone during late adolescence or early adulthood. Generally, these teeth begin to emerge between the ages of 17 and 25 years old.
Why Do We Need Our?
For many individuals, their teeth can remain healthy throughout their lifetime and serve an essential role in dental health. Wisdom teeth help maintain the correct position of other existing molars in the mouth, ensuring they do not crowd out one another and cause discomfort or dental health issues like cavities or tooth decay. Without these teeth patients can face difficulty eating or even require additional dental procedures to restore normal oral function.
When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Teeth can be beneficial to dental health if properly maintained, they can also cause complications if they are too close to neighboring teeth or are positioned awkwardly. In such cases, it is often best to remove them surgically to prevent more serious problems from occurring down the line such as:
- damage to existing nearby molars
- Infections resulting from trapped food particles underneath
- impacted (stuck) wisdom teeth
If you experience any discomfort in your mouth due to growing wisdom teeth, it is always best to consult with a dentist for a proper assessment and recommendation regarding treatment options.
How Can You Take Care for Teeth?
To ensure your teeth remain healthy, practice good oral hygiene habits by brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing regularly. It’s also important to make sure that you visit your dentist every 6 months for a thorough examination and cleaning of your mouth which may include removing any tartar buildup around your third molars before any further damage is caused.
Additionally, pay attention to any symptoms you might be feeling around those areas such as pain when chewing or difficulty opening your mouth fully — these may indicate a problem related to your wisdom tooth development and should be assessed by a professional immediately.
Finally, eating foods rich in calcium such as dairy products helps keep bones strong and healthy which will benefit all your teeth including those hard-to-reach third molars!