More than likely when you hit your late teens or early twenties, you will have to deal with wisdom teeth growth. Your wisdom teeth are your third and final set of molars.
You may be one of the lucky ones who does not have an issue with your wisdom teeth. Most patients have issues with their wisdom simply because they do not have enough room in their mouth for them to grow in. Wisdom teeth are the most extracted tooth in patients today as the majority of patients do not have enough room for them to grow in. If you are one of the few lucky ones, you will get to enjoy an extra set of molars to chew with.
Why Wisdom Teeth Are A Problem
- Limited Space: As stated above, most patients do not have enough room for wisdom teeth to grow in; this causes your new wisdom teeth to become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth will continue to grow, impacted or not, and regardless of what is in their way. It is imperative that you come to our office immediately at the first sign of discomfort. If you choose to mask the pain with pain medicine, the wisdom teeth will still grow and may cause nerve damage to your neighboring teeth.
- Overcrowding: If your wisdom teeth happen to grow in crooked, which is also very common. They will push your neighboring teeth forward, causing you to develop crooked or overcrowded teeth. Crooked teeth and overcrowding have their own laundry list of issues or problems that they cause.
Schedule a Consultation
If you or a loved one are suffering from pain or discomfort caused by your wisdom teeth beginning to show or that are already impacted, then schedule an appointment immediately, call (301) 508-9755 or request an appointment online.