There are various reasons for why a tooth may become damaged. However, if left without treatment, the risk of developing infection and compromising the ongoing health of surrounding teeth is increased. In some instances, a tooth may even be damaged beyond the point of which restoration will save the tooth and it may require extraction.
If you experience headaches, earaches, pain in the face, neck, throat or teeth, you may have a tooth that requires treatment or extraction and should consult with your dentist as soon as possible to any tooth-related ailments treated appropriately.
More than any other set of teeth in the mouth, wisdom teeth tend to cause the most issues when they grow in. With a tendency to partially breakdown the surrounding gum tissue, grow in misaligned or remain “impacted” within the gum potentially causing further problems, dentists often opt to remove wisdom teeth altogether.
It is recommended to consult with your dentist to determine if having your wisdom teeth extracted if that is the best course of action for your overall oral health.