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You probably understand that there are many things you should do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. For instance, you may know that you should floss and brush regularly. You’ll also need to schedule regular dental appointments with us. Still, had you heard that many people have their wisdom teeth removed in order to protect their other pearly whites?

You see, wisdom teeth might not erupt correctly. Unfortunately, this means your wisdom teeth could push against your other pearly whites while they erupt. This can make your other teeth shift, which might ruin any orthodontic work you’ve previously had. This can also lead to crooked teeth. Similarly, after your wisdom teeth erupt, your smile could be overcrowded.

Similarly, if you don’t get your wisdom teeth removed, you’ll have a hard time removing bacteria from your smile. This can lead to tooth decay because your wisdom teeth are so far back. Still, this means it can be difficult for you to clean your back teeth. If your pearly whites are overcrowded, they might be much harder to clean.

Sadly, a wisdom tooth can potentially become impacted, or stuck in or beneath your gums. Moreover, if a wisdom tooth is impacted, you could be more susceptible to an infection. If you would like to learn more about removing a wisdom tooth in Fort Worth, Texas, please feel free to give Brent A. Spear, DDS a call at 817.920.1488. Our dentist, Dr. Spear, and our team will be happy to examine your teeth and gums and to give you personalized advice. We’re eager to meet with you.