Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that emerge, usually during your late teens to early twenties. For some people the wisdom teeth emerge through the gums and have enough room to grow in naturally. For others, wisdom teeth often cause problems as they are trying to protrude through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, the tooth can come in unevenly, or the tooth may only emerge partially.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause structural damage to the jaw and other teeth. They can also provide a place for bacteria to gather since they are hard to reach and clean. These potential problems make it necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth so that larger problems do not arise. Routine x-rays during a dental exam can reveal if you will need to have your wisdom teeth removed.
Impacted Wisdom teeth extractions:
Wisdom teeth are the third molar teeth. These teeth are usually the last teeth to develop in your mouth, and usually come through in late teens or early twenties, or they may not come through at all, depending on the position of the wisdom teeth. Your dentist may advise you to remove your wisdom teeth in some circumstances such as when it is difficult to clean wisdom teeth, when there is pain in the wisdom teeth, and when there is absence of opposing wisdom teeth, and so on.
At Smiline Dental Texas, we can assess your wisdom teeth on an OPG X-Ray or 3D Cone beam Scan and make a recommendation as to whether the wisdom teeth will successfully erupt into your mouth, or will require removal.