Why Wisdom Tooth Extraction Is Done?
Wisdom teeth are evolutionarily redundant, usually ill-aligned and rarely aid in chewing. Their presence, in fact, mostly results in:
- Recurrent infection (pericoronitis)
- Severe oral pain
- Reduced mouth opening
- Jaw joint (TMJ) pain
- Decay of adjacent teeth
- Facial swelling
It is prudent to get wisdom teeth extracted before or immediately after these symptoms arise to prevent damage to adjacent oral tissues.