Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that emerge, usually during your late teens to early twenties. For some people, the wisdom teeth emerge through the gums and have enough room to grow in naturally. For others, wisdom teeth often cause problems as they are trying to protrude through the gums. When a wisdom tooth is impacted the tooth is coming in at an angle and not straight through the gum line. This can cause pain, cause the tooth can come in unevenly, or cause the tooth may only emerge partially.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause structural damage to the jaw and other teeth. They can also provide a place for bacteria to gather since they are hard to reach and clean. These potential problems make it necessary to remove impacted wisdom teeth so that larger problems do not arise. Routine x-rays during a dental exam can reveal if you will need to have your wisdom teeth removed.
Gentle Dental Care will remove your wisdom teeth
Set an appointment with us today if you’re experiencing pain around your wisdom teeth. As mentioned, this could be a symptom of impacted wisdom teeth and it must be treated as soon as possible. We have seven locations ready to serve you across the Houston area. Call us today!