Wisdom Teeth And Your Mount Vernon Dentist

Wisdom Teeth And Your Mount Vernon Dentist Wisdom teeth are the last of the molars (grinding teeth) to erupt from the gum. They usually appear in the late teens and early twenties. Not all people develop these teeth while others have from one to four.

Though some people never experience any problems with these extra molars, many times wisdom teeth can create serious dental complications. If the wisdom teeth do not have the room to develop and erupt normally, they are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth. An impacted tooth may never emerge from the bone and gum, emerge only partially, or come in sideways.  Your Mount Vernon, WA dentist can see these wisdom teeth on your x-rays.

Impacted teeth can damage the adjacent molar, cause infection or trigger gum disease. Sometimes these problems cause no noticeable symptoms for a period of time. To prevent these serious complications, wisdom teeth are often removed.

Wisdom teeth problem symptoms include pain when opening mouth, gum swelling, bad breath, and pain when chewing. These indicators can be constant or intermittent.

To learn more about wisdom teeth extraction, call 360-424-1990 to schedule a general dentistry exam at Gentle Dentistry. Our quality dental team can recommend the best course of treatment.

Gentle Dentistry

Providing comprehensive general and cosmetic dental care for Mount Vernon and Burlington area families.

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