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Have you heard that several people should have their wisdom teeth removed? In reality, most individuals have their wisdom teeth pulled as a precaution since wisdom teeth could actually cause several issues once they erupt.

For instance, had you heard that your wisdom teeth might become impacted, or stuck below your gum line? Similarly, your wisdom teeth might press against your other teeth, which could ruin any orthodontic work you’ve had. Furthermore, this pushing might lead to crooked teeth. Sadly, if your wisdom teeth erupt, you might also have to deal with overcrowded teeth.

Sadly, if you don’t remove your wisdom teeth, you could be more susceptible to decay and bacteria. This is partially because your smile might be overcrowded, which could make plaque and bacteria more difficult to remove. Similarly, your wisdom teeth might be harder to clean since they’re towards the back of your smile.

Similarly, if your wisdom tooth are removed, it might become infected. Once this happens, you’ll need to have your infection addressed before your wisdom tooth can be extracted. Still, please don’t forget that not everyone’s wisdom teeth have to be removed. If you’re interested in learning more about removing a wisdom tooth in Santa Clara, California, please don’t hesitate to give Smiles for Life Dental Group a call at 408-241-6501. Our dentist, Dr. Pooja Goel, and our team will address your teeth and answer any questions you may have. We’re eager to hear from you soon.