Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Wisdom teeth, sometimes called the “third molars” are the teeth furthest back in your mouth and the last teeth to emerge. Although these teeth start forming around age 12, they don’t usually begin to erupt through the gum until sometime during the late teen years or early twenties.
Most people's jaws are only long enough to accommodate 28 teeth in their mouths – 14 upper and 14 lower teeth, so as these four new molars begin to erupt in this limited space, they can become impacted – trapped in the jaw bone, growing sideways, or only partially erupting through the gum.
Problems that can occur from impacted teeth range from mild to severe and can include:
- Gum disease due to infection of surrounding tissue and gum
- Crowding and damage to adjacent teeth
- Cavities forming between the impacted tooth and tooth in front of it
- Bad breath
- Pain and swelling in the mouth and jaw
- Headaches and neck pain
Permanent damage to nerves and bone
If you are experiencing one or more of these problems or want to evaluate you wisdom teeth situation , you can
call us today at (714) 826-9000 and schedule a free consultation!