Wisdom teeth are the last of the molars to erupt from the gum. They usually appear in the late teens and early twenties. Not everyone develops these “third molars,” but those that do can have problems. At Michelsen Dental in Orange CA, we can relieve any issues related to wisdom teeth.
If wisdom teeth do not have the room in the jaw to develop and erupt normally, they are referred to as impacted.
An impacted tooth may never emerge from the bone and gum. It may emerge only partially, or come in sideways.
Impacted teeth can damage the adjacent molar, cause infection, or trigger gum disease. Sometimes these issues cause no noticeable symptoms for a period of time. To prevent these complications, we may recommend extraction.
Wisdom teeth symptoms include pain when opening mouth, gum swelling, bad breath, and pain when chewing. These indicators can be constant or intermittent.
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