Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

As we grow older, we go through multiple changes in our life. One of them happens in our mouth — between the age of 17 to 21, the third set of molars known as wisdom teeth appear. When they come without causing any problem, they are considered helpful in chewing food. Also, they may cause slight discomfort, which is normal. The problem occurs when you start experiencing severe pain. This is where you need to see the dentist immediately.

Problems Associated With Wisdom Teeth

People feel severe pain when the teeth don’t have enough space to erupt or have grown in the wrong position. If you hear words like “impacted wisdom teeth,” it is a struct in the jaw or underneath the gum. When it gets visible in the gum, the dentist will begin to monitor the mouth for the following signs:
Wisdom teeth that do not grow in the correct position trap food that can provide cavity-causing bacteria space to breed.
Partially surfaced wisdom teeth allow infection-causing bacteria to enter the gums. Because of this, you might feel pain, stiffness, and swelling in your jaw.
Impacted wisdom teeth could form a cyst in or near the tooth. It could damage the root of the nearby teeth or destroy the bone supporting the teeth.
Wisdom teeth that do not grow in the correct position trap food that can provide cavity-causing bacteria space to breed.
Partially surfaced wisdom teeth allow infection-causing bacteria to enter the gums. Because of this, you might feel pain, stiffness, and swelling in your jaw.
Impacted wisdom teeth could form a cyst in or near the tooth. It could damage the root of the nearby teeth or destroy the bone supporting the teeth.
Wisdom teeth with no room to grow appropriately could severely damage the neighboring teeth too.
This also creates problems in flossing between the wisdom teeth and molars located next to them.

Why Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Different people have different experiences with their wisdom teeth. When they experience the problems mentioned above, they need to have their wisdom teeth removed as soon as possible. Apart from that, if they experience severe pain, infection in their teeth, cyst, tumors, damage to neighboring teeth, gum disease, or tooth decay, it is removed immediately.
Also, removing these teeth is sometimes a part of a dental treatment for braces or other dental care. However, the dentist first examines your mouth and takes an X-ray before coming to any conclusion. They can also recommend the treatment suitable for you.   
Silicon Valley Dental Center offers expert wisdom teeth removal procedures from our team of dental assistants led by  Dr. Jamah. Please reach out to our dental practice in San Jose or Santa Rosa to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Jamah. Please call us at (408) 578-5911 / (707) 539-6777 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.