Removing Wisdom Teeth
Your wisdom teeth are located in the upper and lower portion of the jaw and are known as the third molars in the jawbone. They’re in the very back part of the mouth and typically begin coming to the surface much later than other teeth. While some people will never experience issues with their wisdom teeth, there are others who may need wisdom teeth removed.
Wisdom Tooth Problems
Because your wisdom teeth grow in so late, the jawbone is much less likely to have enough room for these teeth and they may become impacted, or stuck inside the gum tissues. When this happens, crowding can occur and your mouth may feel uncomfortable or swollen and infections may develop.
Cysts can also cause damage when they form, damaging the roots of teeth or the jawbone itself. Wisdom teeth also affect other teeth, making it more difficult to clean in between teeth and prevent the development of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Without the removal of wisdom teeth, you can experience problems such as misalignment, painful gums, and damage to other teeth.
If you need more than just your wisdom teeth removed, talk to your dental professional about how to replace any teeth you may be missing or teeth that will be extracted in the future. Planning for things such as dental implants or dentures in Spanish Fort ahead of time can help you save time and money when getting procedures done, as your dentist may be able to install implants or dentures immediately after an extraction has taken place.
Knowing what to expect at the dental office can be a huge help to many patients who are nervous or scared, but now that you know how things will go you can feel confident on the day of your appointment.