You probably know that your wisdom teeth usually erupt after all of your other teeth, generally between the ages of sixteen and twenty years old. Since your wisdom teeth are the last to come in, there often isn’t enough room for them to erupt properly. This can lead to a number of serious complications.
If there isn’t enough room in your mouth, your wisdom teeth could become impacted, or stuck beneath your gums. Impacted teeth can lead to irritated and swollen gums. An impacted tooth can also cause your teeth to shift, which can lead to another set of serious issues.
One common solution to these problems is extracting wisdom teeth. Generally, our team will recommend this treatment before the wisdom teeth come in. If problems with a wisdom tooth become too serious, you could find yourself facing a number of problems. For instance, your wisdom teeth can cause sinus problems and frequent headaches. If your tooth erupts incorrectly, you may be more prone to plaque and tartar buildup and gum infections.
Do you have any more questions about how you can deal with wisdom teeth? Are you worried that your wisdom teeth could eventually cause problems? Would you simply like to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Todd A. Williams? If so, we invite you to give Williams and Williams Facial and Oral Surgery a call at 214-691-0101. We’ll be happy to examine your teeth and answer any of your questions. We look forward to receiving your call.