Wisdom Teeth Problems

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that people usually get in their late teens/early twenties. When your teeth are healthy and properly aligned these teeth have no issue being in the mouth. However, if the teeth are misaligned they require removal. Misaligned wisdom teeth can cause problems for your mouth including crowding, damage to other teeth and damage to the jaw or nerves.

Another big issue is impaction. Impaction is when they are only partially erupting through your gums and enclosed in your gum tissue. Partial openings can leave your mouth vulnerable to bacteria, infection and tooth decay. It can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, and even illness.

Most people have at least one impacted wisdom tooth. Most people cannot fit all 32 permanent teeth on the jaw. They often are crowded or blocked.

Your dentist will likely take xrays examining the positioning of your wisdom teeth. If your teeth are misaligned, we offer wisdom teeth removal with IV sedation here at Olympic Dental and Denture. You can find out more about removal here. If your wisdom teeth are causing problems, it is best to take them out. This will avoid infection and pain.

It is best to get them out as early as possible. For teens, the roots are not fully developed yet, so the recovery is not as difficult as it is for older adults.

Maintain proper brushing and flossing of your wisdom teeth to remove plaque and food that can cause infection, plaque buildup and gum disease.

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For more on Wisdom teeth read our past blog “Wisdom Teeth: Should I Get Them Removed.