Wisdom Teeth Removal
3rd molars or wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isn’t enough space for them to surface or if they erupt in the wrong position.
An “Impacted” tooth is one that is trapped in the jaw or under the gums.
Why should I consider having my wisdom teeth extracted?
- Wisdom teeth that aren’t in the right position can allow food to become trapped, giving cavity-causing bacteria the perfect place to grow.
- Wisdom teeth that haven’t come in properly can make it difficult to floss between the 2nd and 3rd molars.
- Wisdom teeth that have partially come through can give bacteria a place to enter the gums, creating an infection. This may lead to pain, swelling, and stiffness in the jaw.
- Wisdom teeth that don’t have room to come through or are impacted can lead to bone loss or decay in surrounding teeth.
- Impacted teeth can form a cyst, damaging the bone.
- It is normal for gums to be tender when wisdom teeth are erupting, as with any other teeth. If you experience prolonged or persistent pain or swelling, please contact us.