The third molars – should we keep them?


During physical development, some of our teeth, usually teeth no. two, four and especially eight, fall behind the others due to tooth germ deficiency.
The shape of the third molars can be very different and they can vary greatly as far as the number of roots (1-6) is regarded, which is why they are difficult and not always successful to treat.
Third molar extraction is recommended when the tooth is so positioned that there is no chance of eruption and it causes recurrent inflammation and pain. When they cause other complaints, such as cavities or gingivitis due to difficult cleaning, it is also worth having them extracted.
Because of their position, they often prevent the formation of a well-functioning denture (endognathion). They are often only half erupted and can cause inflammation of the gums at crown height. Their removal is also recommended in such cases.