Which are the problems usually caused by wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to erupt and are located at the back of the mouth, on both sides of the jaws. There are four of them in total and they usually come in between the ages of 16 and 20.

Not everyone gets wisdom teeth, but for those who do, if they don’t have enough space in their mouth, they can cause some dental health problems.

Read on to find out about the most common problems caused by wisdom teeth.

The four main problems caused by wisdom teeth

The first problem caused by wisdom teeth is tooth decay and damage to other teeth. As they are located right at the end of the mouth, it is difficult to brush these teeth properly, so bacteria tend to accumulate more easily and can cause cavities. In addition, if they hit another adjacent tooth, they can damage it.

They can also cause crowding and malocclusion problems. If there is not enough space in the mouth, crowding of other adjacent teeth and their misalignment can occur. Here a common solution is orthodontics. At Dental Clinic Gallardo & Jiménez we work with fixed orthodontics or braces and also with invisible orthodontics.

Wisdom teeth can also cause problems of infection by pressing on and inflaming the gums. If these teeth do not erupt completely and a lot of dental plaque accumulates, an infection called periocoronaritis can occur.

Finally, if wisdom teeth do not erupt properly, they can become encysted and cause the jawbone to disappear.

Solutions for wisdom teeth at Dental Clinic Gallardo & Jiménez

It is most likely that at some point your wisdom teeth will come out and then we will have to extract them in our dental clinic. This dental treatment is the most advisable before a certain age, when the root has not fully formed. However, if more time has passed and the teeth have not caused any problems, they will not have to be extracted, although we will check them at our appointments.

It is always important to maintain good dental hygiene to prevent these teeth, as well as the others, from causing any pathology or discomfort.

If you would like more information about the problems caused by wisdom teeth, or if they are causing you pain and discomfort, contact us and ask for an appointment at our Gallardo & Jiménez Dental Clinic. We will evaluate your home to give you the solution that best suits your circumstances.

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