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Wisdom teeth are kind of a show-and-tell item for many teenagers (and some adults), but eliminating them could be in your health’s interest if you’ve had them erupt. Here are a few reasons why you should deliberate on having your totally- or partially-erupted wisdom teeth removed at our office:

Even if wisdom teeth themselves are healthy, they can affect your other chompers. Otherwise healthy chompers can be hurt by impacted wisdom teeth pushing against them, eventually causing chips and/or crowding.

The most usual case with erupted wisdom teeth is that they become infected and the neighboring gums inflamed since they are too tough to clean with just a toothbrush. And when that erosion isn’t stopped, it can develop into periodontal disease, which can affect the neighboring teeth and gums as well as central organs outside of the oral cavity.

Finally, wisdom teeth can lead to the formation of fluid-filled cysts and tumors near the bottom of the teeth, resulting in damage to the bone and the integrity of the jaw as well as the pearly whites and nerves.

The Modern Dentistry of New England team and Dr. Sherif Gabr can be contacted at 860-582-4485; contact them to arrange your next visit in Bristol, Connecticut. We’ll do our best to assist you in any way we can!