As wisdom teeth emerge, it can be very uncomfortable for many people, especially if their mouth isn't large enough to accommodate the additional teeth. Wisdom teeth can be intrusive and cause pain and pressure deep inside your mouth. At Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, AZ 85284, we provide comfortable wisdom teeth extraction procedures for our patients so that they do not undergo more complications in the future.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth are the final molars to erupt at the very back of your mouth. This is close to where the jaw hinges. Wisdom teeth will typically grow out of the gums between the age of seventeen and twenty-five.
However, most patients don't have the room in their jaw to allow the wisdom teeth to emerge properly. As a result, they may cause different problems as they push for their own space on your jawline. These problems include gum disease and inflammation, pain in your face and mouth, tooth overcrowding, bite problems, and tooth decay.
What Are Some Benefits Of Wisdom Teeth Extraction?
Some of the benefits of wisdom teeth extraction include:
- Prevents Damage to Surrounding Teeth
Erupting wisdom teeth exerts pressure on adjacent teeth which could weaken and loosen the latter’s roots. The wisdom teeth might also grind away the adjacent tooth's enamel, making that tooth vulnerable to cavities and bone loss. In addition, wisdom teeth can be challenging to clean because of their location.
- Decreased Risk of Oral Disease and Inflammation
Impacted wisdom teeth can enhance the risk of dental cavities and gum disease. Impacted wisdom teeth could inflame the gums, which can be very difficult to treat. Infections that attack your gums can affect nerves or enter the bloodstream, affecting your general health.
- Reduced Orthodontic Problems
When wisdom teeth emerge, they can overcrowd your mouth, causing damage to adjacent molars. When there is no space for them, wisdom teeth can cause alignment issues in due course, as the rest of the teeth are gradually pushed out of the way. Thus, pulling out your wisdom teeth decreases the chances of needing braces or other expensive forms of corrective surgery to address teeth misalignment.
Wisdom tooth extraction will alleviate the facial pressure, reduce gum sensitivity, and relieve tooth sensitivity. As a result, you can enjoy an improved quality of life and fewer diet restrictions.
- Prevents Tumors, Cysts, and Jawbone Damage
Impacted wisdom teeth can become breeding grounds for bacteria, which can lead to cysts or tumors that attack the jawbone and cause severe pain in your temporomandibular joint, necessitating treatment from a TMJ specialist.
If you have any queries regarding wisdom teeth or would like to discuss having yours removed, call Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, AZ 85284 at (480) 831-1700 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin Sobieraj.