What To Know About Your Wisdom Teeth

You surely heard about them, and now it is time for you to learn about and why they cause so many of us issues.

Wisdom teeth will not provide you any additional wits or smarts, and they are only given that name because they typically appear later on in your life, usually in your late teens or early twenties.

In reality, your wisdom teeth are simply your third and final set of molars. For a select few of us, your mouth can accommodate the space required for your wisdom teeth to grow in without any issues. For those few, they will get to enjoy the third set of molars.

Majority of us simply do not have enough space in our mouth for wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth are left untreated, they may cause severe nerve damage, jaw pain, infection, and chronic headaches. If you are feeling pain or discomfort in the back of your mouth, and are not sure what is causing the pain, and you have not had your wisdom teeth removed yet, then chances are, they are growing in now. Your wisdom teeth can become a dental emergency, and we have listed the problems that they can cause.

  • Nerve Damage
    • If your wisdom teeth are coming in, and there is not enough space for them to come in, they will still continue to grow. They will grow underneath your gums and become impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth will grow into your neighboring teeth causing nerve damage. It is imperative that if you have an impacted wisdom tooth to visit us immediately.
  • Jaw Pain
    • As your wisdom tooth continues to grow beneath your gum line, they will push your neighboring teeth forward causing unnecessary stress on your jaw. This jaw pain that this causes will become unbearable, potentially causing chronic headaches and difficulties doing simple tasks at either your work or school.
  • Removal
    • Do not fear when we tell you that we will need to extract your wisdom teeth. It is the most commonly removed tooth in patients today, and we will make sure that you are comfortable during the entire process.

Schedule An Appointment 

If you would like to learn more about your wisdom teeth and what you need to do when they come in, you can contact our Whittier, CA dentist office today. To schedule an appointment, call (310) 736-1051 or request an appointment online.