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Wisdom Teeth Problems in Delray Beach
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to appear. They typically enter the mouth during young adulthood. Most people have four wisdom teeth.
Will my wisdom teeth have to be extracted?
Many people have to have their wisdom teeth extracted, but not everyone. As long as the wisdom teeth are healthy, grow in appropriately and don’t impede your bite, you will probably be able to keep them. However, wisdom teeth problems can still arise.
A common problem is when there is not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth. In this case, they can’t completely erupt. This is called an impacted tooth. It makes wisdom teeth very difficult to brush. Impacted wisdom teeth are often plagued with tooth decay.
Impacted wisdom teeth cause dental problems to other teeth and other parts of the mouth.
Here are some common wisdom teeth problems:
Overcrowding: The wisdom teeth may push against other teeth. The neighbor teeth may shift or get damaged.
Cysts: Sometimes cysts form near the wisdom teeth. These cysts can cause jaw and nerve damage.
Gum Disease: Wisdom teeth’s bacteria can cause gum disease. This can cause damage all around your body.
Tooth decay: The tooth decay can spread to neighboring teeth. This can lead to pain in the affected region.
Do I have to have my wisdom teeth checked?
When your wisdom teeth come in, it is a good idea to visit the dentist. Wisdom teeth problems can spread throughout your mouth or even your body. If there are not any apparent problems, you can wait until your next biannual dentist check-up. If you have any pain, discomfort or notice they are impacted, you should visit a dentist immediately.
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South Florida Smiles is a family dentist located in Boca Raton. We offer convent hours, affordable service, and the highest quality work. We will address your individual needs and come up with a treatment plan accordingly. Our staff strives to provide clients with the best dental services available.
Do you have wisdom teeth problems you need taken care of? Call our office at 561-257-0022. Our friendly receptionist will schedule your appointment. If this is an emergency, we offer immediate appointments. You want to take care of wisdom teeth problems before they get worse. Give South Florida Smiles a call today.