August 3, 2017, AdultsTeen & Youth
The answer is, “it depends”. At Smile Makers, the decision whether to remove your wisdom tooth or not, is made after an examination of the tooth and its relationship to other teeth. X-rays (radiographs) are necessary to understand the position of the wisdom teeth within the jaws.
Other factors that affect the decision to remove the wisdom tooth include the possibility of recurrent infection and the future usefulness of the tooth.
X-ray of an impacted (jammed) wisdom tooth. Food debris can collect in the groove between the two teeth. It is often impossible to clean‚ this groove.
Decay can develop in hidden areas between the teeth. In the early stages, such decay is often undetected as there is no pain. Left alone, the decay can grow and grow.
X-ray of an actual case in which the decay destroyed much of the wisdom tooth as well as the tooth in front. Eventually both teeth had to be removed.
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