As a person age, the knowledge and wisdom about life increases. The experiences encountered throughout the life molds the maturity of a person, but sometimes wisdom is just associated with wisdom tooth itself.
Wisdom teeth are the third molars which usually erupts when a person is in between the ages of 16-25 years old. These molars are called wisdom teeth since they develop mostly during a person’s maturity age. The growth of these teeth is critical; the person may experience pain and discomfort as it erupts, but when these teeth are properly guided, it can improve and help in chewing. However, when there is not enough space for the wisdom tooth to grow, it may cause dental complications and can compromise the oral health of a person.
At Heresi Dental Care, we provide Wisdom Teeth Extraction Services to prevent the teeth from becoming impacted or trapped in the jawbone that can cause infection which may lead to dental problems that might require more extensive and expensive treatment.
Wisdom Teeth Messes Up the Teeth Alignment
Before a wisdom tooth grows, most people have already corrected the misalignment of their teeth with the use of braces and other orthodontic treatments. An impacted wisdom tooth pushes the neighboring teeth to move to make way when it erupts. The eruption process disrupts the alignment and the position of the existing teeth which causes other dental issues such as overcrowding and can undo the effects of braces worn during childhood.
Causes Dental Health Problems
There are instances that the wisdom teeth will grow horizontally or sideways. The unpredictable eruption of the wisdom teeth can cause the dental issues.
- Impacted Teeth: When the tooth is trapped beneath the gums or in the jaw bone, it is called an impacted tooth. When these teeth fail to emerge correctly, it can cause an infection or cyst that can spread to the surrounding teeth and oral structure.
- Tooth Decay: Dental Caries is likely to happen in the hard-to-reach areas of the mouth, which are commonly on the back teeth or the molars. These teeth have deep grooves and fissure that may serve as the house of bacteria.
- Pericoronitis: During the eruption process of the wisdom teeth, there will be an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the teeth. It is common to the people in their early adulthood or their early 20’s. Additionally, the patient will experience pain, visible swelling in the gums, and unpleasant taste in the mouth.
Trapped Wisdom Teeth Can Lead to Jaw and Sinus Problems
Aside from damaging the teeth, an impacted or trapped tooth can result in a cyst to form around it (supporting bones and tissues). Without wisdom tooth extraction, the cysts can damage the nerves in the jaw, cause sinus pain and congestion.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction can be a way to prevent some dental issues, but not entirely cover all dental health issues. One way to keep oral health problems at bay is to have regular dental checkups to determine whether there is a need to remove the wisdom teeth or not.
Looking for a safe and pain-free procedure? Book an appointment with us. Heresi Dental Care has a caring and dedicated staff to help you feel pleasant during your Wisdom Teeth Extractions in Fredericksburg, VA.