Wisdom teeth come with age. They are the 3rd and final set of molars that usually emerge in the late teen years or early twenties. Hence the name “wisdom teeth”. Healthy wisdom teeth that come through correctly, meaning they are aligned, can help you chew and don’t cause oral problems. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort as your wisdom teeth emerge, but if you have pain, see your dentist right away.

Sometimes wisdom teeth need to be removed to avoid painful oral problems.

At Walled Lake Dentist, Dr. Hechtman will examine your mouth and take an x-ray. He will monitor your mouth a look for problematic signs of unhealthy wisdom teeth. Together, you can decide the best course of treatment for your oral health.

There are signs and symptoms you should be aware of as your wisdom teeth emerge through your gums. We found the following article informative and helpful. We hope you do too.

Wisdom Teeth
Room to Grow?

Wisdom teeth can lead to problems if there isn’t enough space for them to surface or they come through in the wrong position. If your dentist says your wisdom teeth are impacted, he or she means they are trapped in your jaw or under your gums.

As your wisdom teeth make their way through your gums, your dentist will be monitoring your mouth for signs of the following:

Wisdom teeth that aren’t in the right position can allow food to become trapped. That gives cavity-causing bacteria a place to grow.

Wisdom teeth that haven’t come in properly, which can make it difficult to floss between the wisdom teeth and the molars next to them.

Wisdom teeth that have partially come through can give bacteria a place to enter the gums and create a place for infection to occur. This may also lead to pain, swelling and stiffness in your jaw. Read the Full article here.

It is important to take care of your dental health. If you are experiencing oral pain or discomfort from your wisdom teeth, let our dental practice in Walled Lake, Mi help. Dr. Hechtman has been providing dental care for over 40 years! Our goal at Walled Lake Dentistry is to work with our patients in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile. Call us today at 248-669-5221 and get started on healthy mouth and smile!

For more information on wisdom teeth visit: https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/wisdom-teeth#1