Impacted / Wisdom Teeth
The third molars in the back of the mouth – top and bottom – are known as wisdom teeth. These teeth typically form between the ages of 17 and 25 and can result in pain or damage to other teeth because they don’t have room to fully erupt. These teeth are almost always removed by dentists or oral surgeons to prevent future complications. Wisdom teeth become impacted when they are unable to grow normally because there isn’t enough room in the mouth for them.
If you have one or even all four of your wisdom teeth coming in, you need to seek the help of a dental professional as soon as possible to find out if you need to have these teeth removed before they cause serious problems. For reliable dental care, contact the Austin cosmetic dentists of BridgeView Dental today by calling 512-347-8299 and schedule an appointment.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Complications
Humans no longer have any use for wisdom teeth, so there is no harm in removing them. Your impacted wisdom teeth can cause many dental problems and complications such as:
- Gum diseases, like pericoronitis
- Possible damage to surrounding teeth
- Tooth decay or cavities
If you are experiencing pain or other oral complications due to impacted wisdom teeth, you should see a dentist immediately. Be prepared to tell your dentist when the symptoms began, whether or not your gums are bleeding, and if any actions provoke pain more than others.