Your wisdom teeth or third molars are the very last teeth to push through the gums. They can frequently cause problems because many people simply do not have sufficient space in their jawbone to accommodate these teeth.
What Potential Problems Are Caused by Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth that cannot come through will often become impacted, where they will try to come up underneath adjacent teeth or sideways through the gums. Sometimes wisdom teeth will partially erupt and will remain partly covered by gum tissue. Partially erupted teeth are more likely to become infected and decayed because they are so tricky to keep clean.
How Will I Know If My Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
Our digital dental x-rays can clearly show the position of any wisdom teeth yet to erupt allowing us to closely monitor them. If these wisdom teeth cannot come through properly we will recommend their removal. Treatment can be carried out in our dental practice or we may choose to refer you to an oral surgeon.