Healthy Mouth Tips

Many people will not need to have their wisdom teeth removed either because they grow in correctly and are healthy, but more often than not, they will cause major problems down the road. Wisdom teeth are the third molar that starts to come in between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one. It is important to see the dentist regularly so that they can identify early whether you will need to have them removed before they cause complications.

When to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed

They are painful – One of the most common symptoms that your wisdom teeth are coming in incorrectly is pain. This pain can be cause by wisdom teeth coming in impacted, crowded, or crooked. Prolonged pain can lead to headaches and jaw stiffness.

They are impacted – Wisdom teeth that grow into your jaw instead of up can become impacted and wont break the gum surface. Though impacted wisdom teeth wont always cause problems, they will require surgery to remove if they cause too much pain and jaw problems.

They are growing in crooked – If your wisdom teeth are growing in crooked they may barely come through the surface of your gum which can cause many issues. These shallow teeth can be difficult to clean making them an ideal place for bacteria to grow which could lead to gum disease. The gum flap can also catch food particles and cause severely bad breath and infections.

They don’t have room – When your wisdom teeth began pushing their way up, they can push your healthy and straight teeth out of their way. If there isn’t enough room in your mouth for that third molar, other teeth may begin to shift and become crowded. if they aren’t removed soon enough, you may need to get braces to straighten teeth back out.

See Your Dentist

Even if your wisdom teeth do not cause problems right away, your dentist still may want to remove them before these issues appear. If your wisdom teeth are coming in, or if you are experiencing pain in the back parts of your jaw, you may want to consult your dentist right away. If you have more questions about when to have your wisdom teeth removed and live in the La Habra, CA area, please contact Dr. Kenneth Cho and his team today!

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