If you have not had them removed yourself, you may be unclear on why so many people have their wisdom teeth extracted. Typically, a tooth extraction will be followed by plans to replace the tooth that was lost. However, this is not done for your wisdom teeth. People often lack the space for these teeth, also known as third molars. In addition to not being necessary for biting and chewing, they actually create potential problems because a lack of space can lead to these teeth becoming impacted. If this happens to you, it can cause concerning symptoms that should be brought up with your dentist. Our practices are prepared to help patients with impacted wisdom teeth. We can make sure these teeth are carefully extracted so that they do not cause further harm to your smile and well-being!
An Impacted Wisdom Tooth Can Create Real Problems For Your Oral Health
When children go through the process of gaining and losing their primary teeth, and gaining their secondary (“adult”) teeth, the teeth that arrive should have no problem arriving in their proper places. Because people often lack space for their wisdom teeth, the eruption of third molars can lead to discomfort. You can experience pain as your wisdom teeth push against their neighbors, notice swelling and redness of your gums around your molars, and even observe changes in the alignment of your teeth. The lack of space can also cause these teeth to only partially erupt, which can make extracting them more complicated.
Arranging Treatment To Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth Extracted
After studying your jaw and seeing how your wisdom teeth affect you, we can make plans to safely extract them. When these teeth become impacted, it can be necessary to extract them by performing minor oral surgery. This allows us to access them and remove them without causing problems for neighboring teeth.
Stay Informed About The Eruption Of Your Wisdom Teeth
If you allow problems with your wisdom teeth to go untreated for too long, you can experience problems with your smile alignment, and you may even experience dental damage from crowding. If your wisdom teeth have not erupted, your dentist can monitor their development during your routine dental exams. At these visits, you receive careful reviews for any signs of problem that might require treatment. In addition to watching for the eruption of your wisdom teeth, we can check for any signs of gum disease or tooth decay, and also look for jaw problems that are related to TMJ disorder.
Make An Appointment At Sunny Smiles In El Paso, TX Dentist If You Worry About An Impacted Wisdom Tooth
At Sunny Smiles, individuals who worry about their wisdom teeth can have a problem carefully evaluated, then treated to put problems behind you. We are also able to monitor your third molars to determine when it might be appropriate to schedule a procedure to extract them. To find out more about our practice and services, please contact Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX by calling 915-859-7000.