Some people find that their wisdom teeth grow in just fine and don’t create any problems. If your wisdom teeth grow in completely, are positioned correctly with no problems biting properly with opposing teeth, and are easy for you to clean then you don’t need to worry about getting them removed. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many people.
Wisdom teeth can be very painful and create many problems for your overall oral health if not removed at the right time. Aside from wisdom teeth pushing your other teeth too close together while growing in, they can create jaw damage, sinus issues, inflamed gums, and many other problems.
If wisdom teeth are unable to emerge completely, they may become impacted within the jaw. This can result in infections or even cause cysts forming around new teeth. Ultimately, this could lead to nerve damage or damage the roots and bone support of your teeth.
Inflamed gums can make it very hard to clean your teeth properly. Pockets that help bacteria grow may appear between your teeth. The longer that bacteria is left uncleaned, the higher chance you will have of getting cavities.
Because your wisdom teeth can have such a huge impact on your overall oral health, it is important to consult a dental professional on whether you should have them removed or not. Dentists will look at the shape of your mouth and the position of your teeth in order to best advise you on the right course of action for you. Call Dr. Alexis at (540) 486-5111 to schedule your appointment today!