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Problems Associated with Not Removing Wisdom Teeth

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For those who are fortunate, third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, arrive without major complications. Unfortunately, for a large number of people, wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to erupt normally, so they become impacted inside the jaw. Complications like impaction or infection may cause discomfort, but some people never experience any obvious symptoms. When the problems do become apparent, serious damage to the jaw or other teeth may already be in progress.

The list below outlines many of the problems associated with wisdom teeth, and it supports the argument for finding a qualified affordable dentist and having wisdom teeth extractions performed.

  • Pain is the most common complaint associated with wisdom teeth. You may feel pain at the site of the wisdom tooth, as well as in your throat, ear, jaw, or side of your face.
  • Wisdom tooth pain often indicates infection. Infected wisdom teeth cause bacteria that may spread throughout your body and affect your organs and overall health. This is especially dangerous for people with weakened immune systems.
  • Wisdom teeth are prone to decay because of their position in the back of the mouth.
  • Infected wisdom teeth may also contribute to the decay of surrounding teeth.
  • Partially erupted wisdom teeth are difficult to clean. The buildup of food particles and dental plaque around the teeth can cause gum infection. If left untreated, bone destruction may follow.
  • When wisdom teeth are trapped inside soft tissue or bone and don’t have enough room to emerge, they’re impacted. Impacted teeth can occur in the upper or lower jaw and are usually treated with wisdom teeth extractions.
  • Pressure from impacted wisdom teeth can cause tooth shifting and damage neighboring teeth.
  • Wisdom teeth can weaken the structural integrity of the jaw, which may result in an increased risk of jaw fracture.
  • When wisdom teeth erupt in an awkward position, they can interfere with the normal bite and place undue stress on the jaw’s muscles and joints.
  • Pericoronitis is an infection of the flap of gum tissue that covers an emerging wisdom tooth. Symptoms include swelling and pain when biting down onto inflamed tissue.
  • A jaw cyst is typically associated with the crown of an impacted wisdom tooth. If left untreated, a cyst can destroy the bone around it.

Wisdom teeth extractions are used to prevent and treat all of these potential complications. Contact your dentist in Ocala to schedule an evaluation of your wisdom teeth before they affect your health and well-being.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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