If you still have your wisdom teeth, chances are that you and I have discussed having them removed. Even if they don’t seem to be causing you a problem now, leaving them in place could lead to major problems later. If you feel that having your wisdom teeth removed is something you can put off, think again. I’ve seen a host of dental health issues caused by wisdom teeth that have become impacted or that have led to more extensive structural damage to the teeth and jaw structure. Before you decide to put it off for another year or so, consider the potential problems that are waiting to happen.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth
With X-rays, I can detect a potential problem well before it causes you pain. If you put off having your wisdom teeth extracted, you can expect to experience some or all of the following symptoms:

  1. A throbbing pain towards the back of your mouth (exactly where your wisdom teeth are)
  2. Swollen, painful, and bleeding gums
  3. A swollen jawline and/or swollen glands in the neck and shoulder area
  4. Headaches

While the discomforts described above might be concerning enough, what you really need to worry about is the complications associated with impacted wisdom teeth.

If you wisdom teeth become impacted, the you might also experience the following complications:

  1. Damaged or misaligned teeth caused by wisdom teeth that are trying to find some room
  2. Gum disease that results from ineffective cleaning of the wisdom teeth
  3. Cysts that can cause intense pain and misalign your other teeth

Before you have to suffer through any of the above symptoms or complications, call our office today to schedule an appointment for a wisdom tooth extraction. Taking care of your teeth now will prevent you from needing more extensive treatments in the future.