Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that erupt in the mouth. They get their name because the teeth will not appear until early adulthood. Unlike all of the adult teeth in your mouth, wisdom teeth often cause a lot of issues when they appear. Most people simply do not have enough space for four more teeth. The lack of space will not prevent the new set of molars from growing, which often causes them to become impacted. If you are suffering from complications caused by impacted wisdom teeth, then it is time to get in touch with us.
Understanding Impacted Wisdom Teeth
An impacted wisdom tooth occurs any time the molar is not able to develop normally. This commonly occurs when the tooth grows at an angle or gets trapped in the jawbone. The impaction will cause several serious dental issues that will only get worse until the situation is properly treated. A few of the most common issues caused by impacted wisdom teeth are severe jaw pain, crowded teeth, difficulty chewing and a misaligned bite. Your dental hygiene will also suffer because it is very easy for bacteria to develop around a partially erupted tooth.
Removing the Problem
Once a wisdom tooth become impacted, the only way to solve your problem is with dental surgery. The impacted teeth will be extracted from the jawbone during the surgery. After all of the debris is removed, the area is closed to complete the extraction. This process can be repeated until all of the impacted molars are removed.
You will be able to go home after spending a short time in the facility. Gauze will be placed in the corners of your mouth to help with healing. In time, you will be completely healed, and you won’t have to worry about the your wisdom teeth giving you any more issues.
There is absolutely no reason to suffer the pain of impacted wisdom teeth. Your troubles can be solved forever with one simple procedure, so set up your consultation at San Tan Oral Surgery to learn more. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Gilbert!