Impacted wisdom teeth are a serious oral health concern that requires the attention of a doctor. If you have any reason to believe you have impacted wisdom teeth, don’t wait to get an examination from a dentist.
What are Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
Your third molars or wisdom teeth are the teeth that grow in at the back of your mouth. Usually those teeth start to develop and grow when a person is between 17 and 24. The teeth are considered impacted wisdom teeth if they are misaligned, growing at an angle, or do not have room to enter the arch.
Why Must They be Removed?
Impacted wisdom teeth are just like any other teeth. They can get cavities, lead to gum disease, or develop cysts even when they are below the surface of the skin. And since they are not growing in properly, they can cause serious alignment issues, persistent pain, and ongoing oral health problems.
Why do So Many People Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
You may have noticed how strange it is that something that naturally grows into our body also puts our health at risk. The reason is because humans have changed so much in such a short period of time. Before cooking was common, wisdom teeth helped early humans to chew up plants and seeds. After that ability became irrelevant and the human jaw began to shrink, most wisdom teeth grew in as impacted wisdom teeth.
Should I Worry About Impacted Wisdom Teeth?
The simple fact is that some people never have to worry about wisdom teeth. Either their wisdom teeth do not grow in, or when they do the fit is fine. There is no way to know if they will be a problem for you unless you get regular x-rays and examinations from a dentist. The best bet is to defer to the judgment of a medical professional.
If you need to make an appointment to get wisdom teeth examined for any reason, Florida Dental Rejuvenation is here to help. Give us a call at 561-203-4716.