Wisdom Teeth Extraction


Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, typically begin to erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. While wisdom teeth may erupt properly for some people, they often grow sideways, causing an impacted growth and crowding. This impaction and crowding creates more pressure against your other teeth.

Impacted wisdom teeth are recommended to be removed so that they do not create further issues with the bite. impacted wisdom teeth can also increase the risk of infection as well as cause increasingly growing pain.

Some symptoms of wisdom tooth issues or bad breath, toothache, swollen gums, bleeding gums, earache, or a strange taste in the mouth.

An impacted Wisdom tooth can be discovered during routine dental X-rays or noted with the clear indicators such as infection, pain, and swelling of the face or gum line.

When do wisdom teeth become problematic?

Wisdom teeth that erupt upright are usually not needing any sort of extraction. However, in many cases, there isn't enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in upright. the improper eruption of wisdom teeth can be to a risk in infections, to decay, and potentially more serious problem such as cysts, Decay, and gum disease.

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