Due to the change of our nutrition habits and life style, wisdom teeth became unnecessary in the digestion process, we simply don’t use them because we mainly consume soft food. And since they are not really trained by chewing, slowly the tissues in their environment start to diminish which can lead to periodontal or bone diseases.
Even if a person’s wisdom teeth are grown fully and really straight, there is a big chance that those teeth are rather harmful to the general health state of the mouth or may even cause other symptoms throughout the whole body. And because of their position, they are sometimes hardly reachable by the dentist so it is rather advisable to have a surgical tooth extraction.
Let’s list a few types of diseases when wisdom teeth are needed to be removed by oral surgery.
Wisdom teeth typically collect inflammatory goiters. These nodules are often symptomless for many years, so the patient cannot really feel pain, swollenness or any kind of a sensitivity around the wisdom tooth. This occurs in almost every case, even if the wisdom tooth grew out fully and straight.
The next phase of these inflammatory goiters is called granuloma. This is an abscess which produces pus. It is basically poison to the body that gets into the blood stream and spreads all around in the system. This nodule also works its way towards the tooth root, jawbone and gingiva, causing bone devastation.
In this case a surgical extraction is needed because the pus softens the tooth root, therefore the tooth cannot be removed simply, without an operation.
Granuloma can occur in case of other teeth as well but that’s the most common case. It can be really dangerous because it may cause heart, joint or vision diseases. Such abscesses can be easily spotted on an X-ray or CT image so we strongly recommend you to take part of at least one check-up a year.