As we enter our 20th year we need to begin being concerned about the presence of wisdom teeth for the first time. Over half of all dental patients experience complications that involve impaction due to wisdom teeth, and have to undergo surgery to have them removed. In some patients who get wisdom teeth there are no complications, but for the majority of them some form of correction is required. If you want to know how to identify when its time to remove your wisdom teeth, read on.
Do My Wisdom Teeth Have To Be Removed?
Knowing whether or not your wisdom teeth need to be removed may not be something you can figure out on your own, and it’s definitely not a procedure you want to try to handle on your own. The presence of teeth where there isn’t room for them results in impaction, where pressure is being applied to the neighboring teeth resulting in misalignment, or even fracturing. This is even more common in case where they’re coming in at an angle, especially in rare cases where the wisdom tooth is coming in at a 90 degree angle to the other teeth coming in.
What Sort Of Issues Can Result From Wisdom Teeth?
The arrival of these teeth can begin a whole series of issues, ranging from damage to the teeth and jawbone as we’ve already mentioned, to the formation of infections, cysts, and even tumors within the gums. Partially erupted wisdom teeth are a problem as well, as coming only partway through the gums creates a channel that bacteria can get in resulting in infection. Damage, infections, cysts, and misalignment of teeth can all result in long term concerns for dental patients. This list is in no way all inclusive, but is just a preview of the sorts of issues you can get as a result of untreated impaction from wisdom teeth.
How Will I Know If I’m Having Problems With My Wisdom Teeth?
There is a broad host of complications that can result from untreated wisdom teeth, and a lot of them are going to bring pain and discomfort with them. If you find yourself having pain in your jaw, if you’ve noticed teeth in your mouth changing position, or if there are other concerns regarding your oral health that just don’t seem right, it’s time to talk to your dentist. Wisdom teeth and impaction from other sources that goes untreated can damage the structure of your jaw, break teeth, and lead to other permanent conditions that will require treatment to reverse.
If you’re looking for someone to help your pending battle with wisdom teeth it’s time to contact John Batlle at their Lake City FL office. Southwest Family Dentistry employs a team of compassionate experts who provide top notch dental care to the community they serve, and will be proud to add you to their family of dental patients. Don’t let wisdom teeth impact your future with a great smile, call for an appointment today!