It goes without saying that there are countless avenues for oral bacteria and other oral health concerns to take that can negatively influence your health. Indeed, from the foods and beverages you consume to dental emergencies that can occur at any given time and everything else in-between, there is not a lot that your smile is truly safe from. Another concern to take note of is when your wisdom teeth fail to erupt correctly, which surprisingly enough, also causes oral complications. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist discusses times when you might consider having your wisdom teeth removed, as well as the benefits of doing so with our office.
When They are Impacted
Wisdom teeth are the third molars that grow in the back of the mouth and are often difficult to reach and thoroughly clean. In some cases, they may grow and develop without any complications. This means they erupt correctly, are in the correct position, and virtually do not impact your smile in negative ways. The only problem is, however, that in many situations, this is not the case.
Indeed, most of the time your wisdom structures do not have enough space to grow correctly, and this can lead to a number of damaging complications. For example, your structures may fail to erupt and remain hidden within the gums. When this occurs, the teeth will become impacted, or trapped within the jaw.
Not only does this lead to pain, but it can cause structural complications to both your jawbone and other teeth as well. In fact, your chances of developing infection increase, and you can even develop a cyst that damages your other teeth roots or jaw support. To learn more about this process, reach out to our office today.
Another issue that can arise is when your wisdom structures erupt only partially. This occurs when they emerge part of the way through the gums, which essentially creates a passage with which oral bacteria begin to swarm. Not only this, but it may result in increased chances of infection that becomes perpetuated by the inability to properly clean due to their difficult location. Infections such as gum disease and other oral complications may arise as a result, warranting immediate treatment. Reach out to our team to learn more.
More often than not, wisdom teeth do not have enough room to come in properly, and as a result, will crowd nearby teeth. This can lead to damage, as well as alter your smile’s congruence. As a result, your dentist will recommend having the structures removed so as to provide a better chance of success for the rest of your smile.
Learn More Today
Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to learn more about the need for wisdom teeth removal, and schedule your next appointment with our team today.