Problems With Wisdom Teeth

Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, or make them more vulnerable to decay by entrapping plaque and debris. This results in pain, inflammation and infection of the surrounding areas.

More serious problems may occur if the lining surrounding the impacted tooth becomes filled with fluid and enlarges to form a cyst or tumor.

Should the tooth come out if it hasn’t caused any problems yet?

In general, earlier wisdom tooth extraction results in a less complicated healing process.

A recent study strongly recommends that wisdom teeth be removed by the time the patient is a young adult in order to prevent future problems and to ensure optimal healing.

If you think your wisdom teeth need to be evaluated call your local oral surgeon for a consultation. more