Wisdom Teeth Problems
Signs of Wisdom teeth problems can be pain, swelling, difficulty opening your mouth and change of bite. Wisdom teeth usually start to come through (erupt) in your late teens or early 20s. They are normally in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw.
Sometimes, the wisdom tooth can come through at an angle and push into the gum or the tooth beside it, this is called impaction.
When there is not enough room in the jaw for your wisdom teeth it then can stop them from coming through properly. Brushing and flossing these teeth can be extremely difficult allowing food to get stuck and bacteria to grow between the teeth which then results in tooth decay or gum infections.
Crowded wisdom teeth in the upper jaw often lean sideways and rub against the cheek. This can cause ulcers on the cheek and chewing problems. Wisdom teeth can also push the other teeth closer together and affect a person’s bite.
An examination with one of our dentists will be required. They will then determine if the tooth/teeth can be removed in our clinic or by an oral surgeon.
If not Treated
If left without treatment the wisdom tooth can affect the next door tooth, tumours can grow if impacted, infections and swelling.